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Financial company executive

Nelson Sage Gifford, American Financial company executive.

Background

Gifford, Nelson Sage was born on May 3, 1930 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gordon Babcock and Hariette Rose (Dooley) Gifford.

Education

AB, Tufts College, 1952. HHD (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Tufts University, 1996.

Career

With, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1954-1990;member accounting staff, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1954-1963;controller, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1964-1965;general manager, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1965-1967;vice president, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1967-1972;president, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1972-1986;chairman, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1986-1990;vice chairman, Avery Dennison Corporation, Boston, 1990-1991;principal, Fleetwing Capital, Boston, since 1992. Board directors Reed & Barton, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Boston, BECEnergy, Boston, J.M. Huber Corporation, Edison, New Jersey, Nypro Inc., Clinton, Massachusetts. Managing director Partner's Fund, Boston.

Membership

Past board directors Doble Engineering, Watertown, Massachusetts, New England Colleges Fund, Reed and Barton, Taunton, Massachusetts, John Hancock Finance Services, Boston, J.M. Huber Corporation, Edison, New Jersey, NSTAR, Bank Boston, Avery Dennison, Pasadena, California. Corporation member Newton Wellesley Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Past chairman Wellesley Personnel Board.

Past trustee Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts, 1984-1990. Chairman board trustees Tufts University, 1986-1995. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1960.

Member Silvanus Packard Society, Massachusetts Business Roundtable (board directors, vice chairman 1982-1988), Associate Industries Massachusetts (board directors 1976-1986), Kittansett Club, Beverly Yacht Club, Society Tufts Followes.

Connections

Married Elizabeth B. Brow, November 12, 1955 (deceased January 13, 2006). Children: Susan Helen, Ian Christopher, Diane Brow.

father:
Gordon Babcock Gifford

mother:
Hariette Rose (Dooley) Gifford

spouse:
Elizabeth B. Brow

children:
Susan Helen Gifford

Ian Christopher Gifford

Diane Brow Gifford