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Harold B. Smith

AKA Harold B. Smith, Jr.

Born: 7-Apr-1933
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President and COO of ITW, 1972-81

Great-grandson of Byron L. Smith, founder of Northern Trust.

[1] Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, 1993-98.

Father: Harold B. Smith, Sr.
Mother: Pauline Hart
Wife: Denise

    High School: Choate School (1951)
    University: BS, Princeton University (1955)
    University: MBA, Northwestern University (1957)
    Administrator: Trustee, Northwestern University

    Illinois Tool Works Vice Chairman (1981)
    Illinois Tool Works President and COO (1972-81)
    Illinois Tool Works EVP (1968-72)
    Illinois Tool Works (1954-68)
    Member of the Board of Illinois Tool Works (1968-)
    Member of the Board of Northern Trust (1974-)
    Member of the Board of Northwestern Mutual (1973-)
    Member of the Board of W.W. Grainger (1981-)
    Adler Planetarium
    Boys & Girls Clubs of America Board of Directors
    Economic Club of Chicago
    Republican National Committee (1976-)
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Trustee

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