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Wilfred Joseph Larson, American chemical company executive.


Larson, Wilfred Joseph was born on July 12, 1927 in New York City. Son of Fred Wilfred and Mabel Louise (Messier) Larson.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1951; postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1958-1959; postgraduate, Seton Hall U., 1960-1961; postgraduate, U. Cincinnati, 1964-1965.


With, Ward Foods, New York City, 1953-1963; contractor, chief finance officer, Ward Foods, 1961-1963; with, Drackett Company, Cincinnati, 1963-1979; finance vice president, Drackett Company, 1966-1967; administrative vice president, Drackett Company, 1967-1968; executive vice president, Drackett Company, 1969-1979; president, Bristol-Myers Products Canada, 1977-1979; vice president, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 1981-1992; president, Westwood Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1979-1992. Past chairman Western New York Technology Development Center. Board directors First Empire State Corporation, MT&T Bank, Bryant & Stratton, Horus Therapeutics Inc.


President, trustee Cincinnati Adolescent Clinic, Inc., 1968-1980. Trustee, past chairman Women's & Children's Research Foundation, Children's Hospital. Past chairman, bd directors Greater Buffalo Young Men’s Christian Association.

Trustee, past treasurer Studio Arena Theatre. Chairman State University of New York-Buffalo School Pharmacy Centennial, 1986. Past trustee Calspan/UB Research Center.

Past vice chairman, board directors Buffalo Children's Hospital. Chairman board directors Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc., 1986-1991. Vice chairman board directors Greater Buffalo Development Foundation, 1987-1992.

Board directors Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1988-1991, American Symphony Orchestra League, 1989-1991, University at Buffalo Foundation, 1990-1994. Member community council Roswell Park Memorial Institute, 1988-1994. Board directors Save the Bays, Naples, Florida, since 1990, Immokalee Foundation, Naples, since 1999.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1947, Army of the United States, 1951-1953. Member Finance Executives Institute (treasurer, secretary 1965-1968), Greater Buffalo C. of Chamber (board directors 1989-1992, We. New Yorker of Year award 1992, Patron of Arts award 1993), Leland (Michigan) Country Club, Moorings Country Club (Naples, Florida), Commonwealth Club Cincinnati, Buffalo Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club (Naples), Naples Yacht Club.


Married Joan Jesslyn Tilford, September 4, 1949. Children: Linda Sue, Robert Wilfred.

Fred Wilfred Larson

Mabel Louise (Messier) Larson

Joan Jesslyn Tilford

Robert Wilfred Larson

Linda Sue Larson