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Thomas Gaylord Watson

advertising executive

Thomas Gaylord Watson, American advertising executive. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, World World War II.

Background

Watson, Thomas Gaylord was born on August 24, 1917 in Hugo, Colorado, United States. Son of Thomas Gaylord and Sarah Menefee (Petersen) Watson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1940. Student Law School, 1941. Student Harvard Business School, 1942-1945.

Career

Company, Inc., New York City, 1946-1957, vice president, 1950-1952. Vice president New York City office N.W. Ayer, 1952-1959, vice president, manager Chicago office, 1959-1966, executive vice president, regional manager, director N.W. Ayer & Son, Inc., 1967-1970. Executive consultant for communications Unimark International, from 1970.

Vice chairman Chicago unit American Cancer Society. Vice chairman health review committee Community Fund. Vice chairman Illinois sequicentennial committee advance gifts section chairman Metropolitan Crusade Mercy.

President, director Fine Arts Quartette. Board of directors United Charities.

Membership

Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, World World War II. Clubs: Chicago, Arts, DuEham Woods Riding, Mid-America (Chicago.

Connections

Married Adele Morrison, August 7, 1955 (deceased).; married second, Lois Barnes Crittenden, March 29, 1969. Children: Thomas Gaylord III, Elena.

father:
Thomas Gaylord Watson

mother:
Sarah Menefee (Petersen) Watson

spouses:
Adele Morrison

Lois Barnes Crittenden

children:
Thomas Gaylord III Watson

Elena Watson