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department store executive

Stanley Joshua Goodman, Canadian, American department store executive.

Background

Goodman, Stanley Joshua was born on March 23, 1910 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Came to the United States, 1932, naturalized, 1940. Son of Issac and Jenny (Edinsweig) Goodman.

Education

Bachelor, McGill University, 1931. Master of Arts, McGill University, 1932. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1934.

Career

With, Arco Company, Cleveland, 1934-1936;with, C.I.T. Finance Corporation, 1936-1942;with, Interstate Department Stores, 1942-1948;with, May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, 1948-1976;vice president, May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, 1958-1967;president, May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, 1967-1976;chief Executive officer, May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, 1969-1976;Chairman of the Board, May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, 1969-1976;chairman of the executive committee, director, May Department Stores Company, St. Louispresident, Famous-Barr Company, St. Louis, 1959-1967;owner, Top Management Services, St. Louis, 1976-1992.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: How to Manage a Turnaround, 1982. Contributor articles to popular magazines and professional journals.

Membership

Treasurer Grand Center Inc. Life trustee St. Louis Symphony Society. Member emeritus Civic Progress Inc.

Board directors Downtown St. Louis Inc. Board directors Laumeier Sculpture Park, Jefferson Memorial, Alliance Francaise. Fellow Royal Society Arts (London).

Member National Retail Merchants Association, Japan-American Society, National Retail Merchants Association (Gold Medalist 1982). Clubs: St. Louis, Harvard (St. Louis, New York City). Noonday, Frontenac Racquet, Whittemore House, University (St. Louis), Westwood Country.

Connections

Married Alice Therese Hahn, June 16, 1936 (deceased 1982). Children: Ellen, John Edgar. Married Alice Rudolph, January 6, 1990.

Stepchildren: David, Elizabeth.

father:
Issac Goodman

mother:
Jenny (Edinsweig) Goodman

spouse:
Alice Therese Hahn

spouse:
Alice Rudolph

child:
Ellen Goodman

child:
John Edgar Goodman

child:
David Goodman

child:
Elizabeth Goodman