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ELLIOTT, CAMPBELL W.

ELLIOTT, CAMPBELL W.

ELLIOTT, CAMPBELL W. (25 June 1913-9 May 1990) was vice president of public affairs for the Van Dorn Co. from 1977 until his death. He was president of the GREATER CLEVELAND GROWTH ASSOCIATION from 1973-1977 and was active in community affairs.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Elliott received an LL.B. from the City College of Law (1936). He joined General Motors Acceptance Corp. in St. Louis as sales promotion manager (1936-1942), moved to Philadelphia as assistant to the president of Cramp Shipbuilding Co. (1942-1945), and then to Minneapolis as vice president and director of industrial and public relations for Minneapolis-Moline Co. (1945-1956).

In 1956 Elliott came to Cleveland to join Midland-Ross Corp. as senior vice president until 1970. From 1970-1973 he was president and chief executive officer of AMERICAN SHIP BUILDING COMPANY. As Growth Association president Elliott transformed the organization's image from conservative, business-dominated to one uniting big and small business, labor and government in working together to build a greater Cleveland.

He was named Man-of-the-Year by the CLEVELAND AREA BOARD OF REALTORS (1976) and Variety Club's Super Citizen (1977).

Elliott was an active fund raiser for several Catholic charities and served on numerous boards and executive committees, including Clark Consolidated Industries, the American Red Cross, and Medical Mutual of Ohio. He was past council president of Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland and a member of Marymount Hospital's advisory committee.

Elliott married Dorothy Mueller on 30 Jan. 1937. They had four children: George, Michael, Mary, and Carol (dec). A Catholic, Elliott is buried in CALVARY CEMETERY.