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food company executive

W. Gardner Barker, American food company executive.

Background

Barker, W. Gardner was born on May 27, 1913 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Miller and Lila Brookhouse (Rice) Barker.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1935. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1936. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1937.

Career

Various positions to manager market exploration, Lever Brothers Company, 1937-1948;director new products, Lever Brothers Company, 1848-1850;executive vice president, board directors, Simoniz Company, Chicago, 1950-1956;vice president new products, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1956-1957;executive vice president, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1957-1958;president, chief Executive officer, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1959-1972;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1973-1978;chairman finance committee, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1978;also board directors, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Chairman of the Board Thomas J. Lipton, Ltd., Canada.

Membership

Member development committee Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Institute of Management, Grocery Manufacturers American (board directors 1966-1969), American Marketing Association, Consumer Research Institute (board directors), Tea Association United States of America (board directors 1958-1963, president 1960-1962), Tea Council United States of America (board directors from 1961, chairman 1963-1965, 67-69, 71-73, treasurer 1969-1971, from 1977), Cruising Club American, New York Yacht Club, Brook Club, Sales Executives Club, Harvard Club, Country Club Boston, Indian Harbor Yacht Club (Connecticut), Pleon Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Massachusetts).

Connections

Married Milda Allen, June 20, 1935. Children: Sue Brookhouse Barker Gray,, William Gardner Junior, Elizabeth H. Barker Gubersky, Bruce Allen.

father:
Charles Miller Barker

mother:
Lila Brookhouse (Rice) Barker

spouse:
Milda Allen

child:
Sue Brookhouse Barker Gray, Barker

child:
William Gardner Junior Barker

child:
Elizabeth H. Barker Gubersky Barker

child:
Bruce Allen Barker