Log In

William George Phillips Edit Profile

Food products executive

William George Phillips was American food products executive. Decorated Bronze star.


Phillips, William George was born on March 3, 1920 in Cleveland. Son of Edward George and Ina Marie (Cottle) Phillips.


Bachelor of Arts, Antioch College, 1942.


Public accountant, Price Waterhouse & Company, Cleveland, 1945-1948;tax accountant, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1948-1952;assistant treasurer, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1952;treasurer, director, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1953-1963;administrative vice president, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1963-1964;president, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1964-1967;chief Executive officer, Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1967;president, Glidden-Durkee division Supply Chain Management Corporation, 1967-1968;president, chief Executive officer, International Multifoods Corporation (formerly International Milling), Minneapolis, 1968-1970;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, International Multifoods Corporation (formerly International Milling), Minneapolis, 1970-1985;deputy chairman, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, 1979-1982;chairman, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, 1982-1986. Board directors Soo Line Railroad Company, Northern States Power.


Board overseers University Minnesota College Business Administration. National corporation advisory board United Negro College Fund. Executive committee United States-Iran Joint Business Council.

Advisory board National Alliance Businessmen. Board directors Minneapolis Downtown Development Corporation, Minnesota State Council on Economic Education. Member Minneapolis Young Men’s Christian Association investment committee.

Member president's advisory board American Diabetes Association. Advisory board Institute International Education. Trustee Baldwin-Wallace College, 1960-1968, Hamline University, 1978-1988.

Board directors Minneapolis Foundation. Trustee Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, National Jewish Hospital at Denver, Educational Research Council American. Conference board member Community Church.

Chairman board Sanibel Community Church. Treasurer, director, Barrier Island Group for the Arts. Lieutenant, infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Conference Board Chamber of Commerce of the United States (director, member United States-Canada committee), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dunes Country Club.


Married Laverne Anne Evenden, August 7, 1943. Children– Karen Anne (Mistress David F. Berry), Connie Allynette (Mistress Richard Tressel), Scott William.

Edward George Phillips

Ina Marie (Cottle) Phillips

Laverne Anne Evenden

Karen Anne Phillips (Mistress David F. Berry)

Connie Allynette Phillips (Mistress Richard Tressel)

Scott William Phillips