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Beverage company executive

Woodrow Wilson Clements, American beverage company executive.

Background

Clements, Woodrow Wilson was born on July 30, 1914 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Son of William Houston and Martha (Christian) Clements.

Education

Student, Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1933. Student, University Alabama, 1935. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alabama, 1974.

Career

Began as route salesman advancing to sales manager Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Tusculoosa, 1935-1942. With Dr Pepper Company, from 1942, successively district manager, sales promotion manager, assistant manager bottler service, general sales manager, 1942-1949, 49-51, vice president, general sales manager, 1951-1958, vice president marketing, 1958-1967, executive vice president, director, 1967-1968, president, 1969-1980, chief executive officer, 1970-1986, chairman, 1974-1986, chairman emeritus, from 1986.

Religion

Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

Membership

Past director Council Opportunities Selling. Executive council International and Comparative Law Center. Member Cotton Bowl Council.

General chairman Dallas Salute to Vietnam Veterans, 1973. Development council Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Advisory council National Alliance Businessmen, Council Religious Heritage American, Salvation Army.

Member alumni council President's Cabinet University Alabama. Trustee Dallas History Society, since 1987. Board visitors University Alabama College Commerce and Business Administration.

Past board directors North Texas Commission, Dallas Council World Affairs, Dallas Civic Opera, Dallas Citizens' Council. Board directors Boy Scouts American, Better Business Bureau Metropolitan Dallas. Trustee Council on Opportunities in Selling.

Chairman board governors Junior Achievement Dallas. Vice chairman Dallas County Community College District Foundation, 1988-1989. Active space business roundtable North Texas.

Member Sales and Marketing Executives International (regional vice president, president 1968-1969, chairman board 1969-1970, Distng. Salesman award 1972), Dallas Personnel Association (director), Southwest Sales Executives Council (president, named Distng. Sales Executive 1969), Grocery Manufacturers American (past director), Dallas Sales Executive Club (president 1957), Dallas Chamber of C. (director), Horatio Alger Association (president since 1987).

Clubs: Dallas Country, University, Chaparral, City, Tower. Lodges: Rotary.

Connections

Married Eloise Davis, March 20, 1937. 1 son, Wayne Wilson. Married Virginia Thomas, 1982.

father:
William Houston Clements

mother:
Martha (Christian) Clements

spouse:
Eloise Davis

spouse:
Virginia Thomas