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trade association executive

William Gordon Mashaw, American trade association executive.

Background

Mashaw, William Gordon was born on September 1, 1921 in Lewisville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Andrew Louis and Martha Aurelia (Thatcher) Mashaw.

Education

Student, Arkansas A. and M. College, 1942. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1948.

Career

With Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1948-1954, agent supervisor Washington, 1953-1954. With National Retail Hardware Association, Indianapolis, since 1954. Executive vice president, then public National Retail Hardware Association (Hardware Retailing magazine), 1956-1967, managing director, secretary-treasurer associations, since 1967.

Board directors American Retail Federation, 1967-1973, 78-79.

Religion

Christian faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

Politics

Christian men and women should pursue positions of public leadership and service within the government at the local, state, and federal levels.

Views

Marriage is a microcosm of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God meant for a marriage to help to understand, to some degree, God’s vast and intricate love for people.

Membership

President Washington Township (Indiana) School Board, 1963-1967. Board directors Public Action in Corrections Effort, 1963-1977, president, 1967-1969. National board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters American, 1975-1981, vice president, 1978-1980, president, 1980-1981.

Board directors Baptist Homes of Indiana, 1982-1984. Served to lieutenant, aviator United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Society Association Executives (director 1972-1975) Clubs: Highland Golf and Country (Indianapolis).

Connections

Married Dorothy Dix Maggard, April 2, 1944. Children: Terry Lynn Mashaw Gibbons, Dorothy Catherine Mashaw Davis, Laura Beth Mashaw Shine, Mary Angela.

father:
Andrew Louis Mashaw

mother:
Martha Aurelia (Thatcher) Mashaw

spouse:
Dorothy Dix Maggard

child:
Terry Lynn Mashaw Gibbons Mashaw

child:
Dorothy Catherine Mashaw Davis Mashaw

child:
Laura Beth Mashaw Shine Mashaw

child:
Mary Angela Mashaw