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Philip Knight Wrigley, American corporation executive.


Wrigley, Philip Knight was born on December 5, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Junior and Ada Elizabeth (Foote) Wrigley.


Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1914.


With Wm. Wrigley Junior Company, chewing gum manufacturers, Melbourne, Australia, 1915. Vice president Wm. Wrigley Junior Company, Chicago, 1920-1925, president, 1925-1961, Chairman, Board Of Directors 1961-1977, director, 1926-1977. Chairman of the Board Wm.

Wrigley Junior Company Ltd., Canada, 1932-1977, also director. President, director Wrigley Import Company, Chicago, 1937-1977, president, director Chicago National League Ball Club, Santa Catalina Island Company, Catalina Operations Company, Catalina Rock & Ranch Company, Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation. Manager Deutsche Wrigley GmbH, West Germany.

Director Wrigley Italiana S.P.A., The Wrigley Company Ltd., England, The Wrigley Company Proprietary Ltd., Australia, The Wrigley Company (New Zealand) Ltd., New Zealand, Wrigley S.A., France, Wrigley Phillippines, Inc., Wrigley N.V., Netherlands.


Member National League Professional Baseball. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve Force, in charge School Aviation Mechanics, Great Lakes Naval Tr. Station, World War I.

Member Chicago History Society, National Aero. Association, Navy League United States, Question Manager Association, American Legion, Arab Horse Society (England), Yachtsmen’s Association American, Arabian Horse Registry American, Chicago Academy Sciences, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Catalina Island Museum Society, Chicago Urban League, Chicago Zoological Society, Field Museum Natural History, Geneva Lake Civic Association, Lincoln Park Zoological Society, Naval Aviation Museum Association, Photographic Society American, Shedd Aquarium. Moose.; Clubs: Chicago Athletic Association, Saddle and Cycle, Chicago, Mid-American, Knollwood Country, Racquet, Chicago Yacht, International, Los Gringos Camp, Lake Geneva Country, Lake Geneva Yacht, Los Rancheros Vista Dores, Tavern, Catalina Island Yacht, Tuna (Catalina).


Married Helen Blanche Atwater, March 26, 1918. Children: Blanche, Dorothy, William.

William Junior Wrigley

Ada Elizabeth (Foote) Wrigley

Helen Blanche Atwater

Blanche Wrigley

Dorothy Wrigley

William Wrigley