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Sheldon Gerald Gilgore

pharmaceutical company executive

Sheldon Gerald Gilgore was American pharmaceutical company executive.


Gilgore, Sheldon Gerald was born on February 13, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry S. and Ida (Pinkenson) Gilgore.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Villanova University, 1952. Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, 1956.


Intern and resident in internal medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, 1956-1961. Instructor medicine, assistant attending physician Jefferson Medical College, 1961-1963. Clinical assistant physician medicine and endocrinology St. Vincent's Hospital, 1964.

Associate director clinical research Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, New York City, 1963-1965, director clinical pharmacology, 1965-1966, director clinical research, 1966-1969, vice president, medical director, 1969-1971, president, 1971-1986. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1986—1995.


Board directors Evanston Hospital Corporation, National Museum Health and Medicine Foundation. Chairman Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Found, Inc. Member President' Council Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.

Board directors Chicago Lyric Opera. Chairman board directors Connecticut Grand Opera Company, Stamford. Member American Bar Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, American College Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, American Federation Clinical Research, American Diabetes Association, New York Academy Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Squash, opera, classical music.


Married Irma Helene Swartz, September 30, 1956. Children: Lance, Laurence, Lloyd.

Harry S. Gilgore

Ida (Pinkenson) Gilgore

Irma Helene Swartz

Lance Gilgore

Laurence Gilgore

Lloyd Gilgore