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Neil Hosler McElroy

Neil Hosler McElroy, American former secretary of defense, consumer products company executive.


  • McElroy, Neil Hosler was born on October 30, 1904 in Berea, Ohio. Son of Malcolm Ross and Susan Harriet (Hosler) master of Civil Engineering.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1925.


    • From advertising department to president Proctor & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, 1925-1957, chairman, 1959-1972. Secretary United States Department Defense, 1957—1959. Chairman White House Conference on Education, 1955-1956.

      Board directors General Electric Company, Chrysler Corporation, Equitable Life Assurance Society.

    Major achievements

    • Bohemian Club San Francisco; Harvard Club Boston and New York City; Cincinnati Country Club; Commonwealth Commercial Club (president 1960-61) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Camargo Club; Queen City Club Cincinnati; Links Club; 29 Club New York City; Chevy Chase Club; 1925 F St. Club Washington.


    United States Trustee National Safety Council, board directors Atlantic College Fund, visiting committee Harvard Center International Affairs, vice chairman Business Council, past member or executive officer several national citizens organizations for education and community welfare, chairman committee university resources Harvard University, member Washington Office Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau, Committee Corporation Support American Universities, national advisory council Girl Scouts United States of America, executive committee Cincinnati Institute Fine Arts, Member Bohemian Club San Francisco, Harvard Club Boston and New York City, Cincinnati Country Club, Commonwealth Commercial Club (president 1960-1961), Camargo Club, Queen City Club Cincinnati, Links Club, 29 Club New York City, Chevy Chase Club, 1925 F St. Club Washington.


    • Married Mary Camilia Fry, June 29, 1929. Children: Nancy Sue, Barbara Ellen, Malcolm Neil.
    • child: Nancy Sue McElroy
    • child: Barbara Ellen McElroy
    • child: Malcolm Neil McElroy
    • mother: Susan Harriet (Hosler)
    • spouse: Mary Camilia Fry
    • father: Malcolm Ross
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    Born October 30, 1904
    Died November 30, 1972
    (aged 68)
    • 1925
      Harvard University
    • 1925 - 1957
      From advertising department to president, Proctor & Gamble Company
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1957 - 1959
      secretary, United States Department Defense