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George H. Lesch

AKA George Henry Lesch

Born: 10-Oct-1909
Birthplace: Washburn, IL
Died: 22-Sep-1994
Location of death: Sarasota, FL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Colgate-Palmolive, 1960-71

New products introduced in his watch at Colgate-Palmolive include Cold Power and Ajax (detergents), Palmolive (dishwashing soap), Cue and Ultra Brite (toothpastes), and Baggies (food wrap). He was succeeded as President and CEO by David Foster.

Wife: Esther Barrett (until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Georgette Copeland
Daughter: Elizabeth Ramee

    University: Monmouth College
    University: University of Illinois (1931)

    Colgate-Palmolive CEO (1960-71)
    Colgate-Palmolive President (1957-70)
    Colgate-Palmolive VP International Sales and Advertising (1956-57)
    Colgate-Palmolive President for Mexico (1955-56)
    Colgate-Palmolive VP (1948-55)
    Colgate-Palmolive Accounting (1932-36)
    Member of the Board of Anchor Hocking
    Member of the Board of Bank of New York
    Member of the Board of Colgate-Palmolive (1957-74, as Chairman, 1961-74)
    Member of the Board of Uniroyal
    Member of the Board of Woolworth


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