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Raymond Rubicam

advertising executive.

Raymond Rubicam, American advertising executive. Recipient gold medal for distinguished services to advertising, 1938; named to American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, 1974, Copywriters Hall of Fame, 1975. Member S.R., Newcomen Society N.A., Alpha Delta Sigma.


Rubicam, Raymond was born on June 16, 1892 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph and Sarah (Bodine) Rubicam.


Educational public schools. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University 1947. Doctor of Letters, Boston University, 1948.


Clerk and salesman, Denver, 1907-1912. Successively clk, automobile salesman and newspaper reporter, Philadelphia, 1912-1916. Copy writer F. Wallis Armstrong Company, Philadelphia, 1916-1919.

Copy writer, supervisor N. W. Ayer & Son, 1919-1923. Co-founder Young & Rubicam, Inc., advertising, 1923, vice president, president, Chairman of the Board, retired as Chairman of the Board, 1944. Director Valley National Bank Arizona, 1951-1967, honorary director, 1967-1978.

Board of directors American Graduate School International Management. Trustee Colgate University, 1947-1962, honorary trustee, 1962-1978. Trustee Committee Economics Development, 1946-1952, honorary trustee, 1952-1978.

Special assistant to chairman War Manpower Commission, 1942.


  • Contributor on public affairs for mags. and books.


Member S.R., Newcomen Society N.A., Alpha Delta Sigma.


Married Regina McCloskey, November 30, 1916 (divorced).; married second, Bettina Hall, September 16, 1940. Children: Kathleen Bodine (Mistress.

Joseph Rubicam

Sarah (Bodine) Rubicam

Regina McCloskey

Bettina Hall

Kathleen Bodine (Mrs Rubicam