Ogilvy, David, 1911-1999

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Title: 4th Earl of Airlie

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Epithet: 4th or 6th Earl of Airlie

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Epithet: Colonel; 13th Regt

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Epithet: Lieutenant; of the Marines

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Advertising executive. Full name: David Mackenzie Ogilvy.

From the description of David Ogilvy papers, 1935-1966 (bulk 1945-1964). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063648

Biographical Note

  • 1911, June 22: Born, West Horsley, England
  • 1930s: Attended Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, England, where he held a scholarship in modern history
  • 1934: Chef, Hotel Majestic, Paris, France
  • 1935: Sold stoves door-to-door in Scotland and wrote a pamphlet, The Theory and Practice of Selling the Aga Cooker, for Aga Heat
  • 1936: Account executive, Mather & Crowther, London, England
  • 1937 - 1939 : Sent to the United States by Mather & Crowther to study American advertising
  • 1939: Married Melind Street (divorced)
  • 1939 - 1942 : Associate director, Audience Research Institute, Princeton, N. J.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Second secretary, British embassy, Washington, D.C., and in charge of economic information for the British government in the Western Hemisphere
  • 1945 - 1946 : Vice president and secretary, British American Canadian Corp.
  • 1947: Correspondent for Mather & Crowther in the United States
  • 1948: Cofounder of Hewitt, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather, a subsidiary of the British advertising agencies of Mather & Crowther and S. H. Benson
  • 1953 - 1961 : President, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1957: Married Anne Cabot
  • 1960: Board of Directors of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society
  • 1962: Trustee, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • 1963: Published Confessions of an Advertising Man. New York: Atheneum.
  • 1961 - 1965 : Chairman of the board, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1964: Mather & Crowther and Ogilvy, Benson & Mather merged to form the international company Ogilvy & Mather, of which David Ogilvy became chairman
  • 1965: Creative director, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1999, July 21: Died, Bonnes, France

From the guide to the David Ogilvy Papers, 1935-1966, (bulk 1945-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Reeves, Rosser. Rosser Reeves papers, 1927-1994. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXX (ff. 303). 14-23 Feb. 1845.includes:ff. 1-34 Revenue: Papers rel. to Sir R. Peel's Budgets: 1842-1846.: Partly printed.ff. 2, 23-26, 28, 29 Henry Goulburn, PC; MP: Memoranda, etc., by: 1824-1846.ff. 13, 245, 246 Henry Goulburn, PC;... British Library
referencedIn Elliott, Jock. Jock Elliott papers, 1945-2005 and undated, bulk 1961-1982. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn (29/355). INQUISITION post mortem into the estate of David Ogilvy, taken at Keremure [Kirriemuir, co. Forfar]; 16 Feb. 1488[/9]. Latin. Seals of the jurors.David Ogilvy: Inquisition post mortem: 1489: Lat.Kirriemuir, Forfar: Inquisitions post mortem ... British Library
referencedIn McCall, David B. David B. McCall papers, 1939-1999 and undated bulk 1980-1994. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn American Association of Advertising Agencies. American Association of Advertising Agencies records, 1918-1998. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Association of Advertising Agencies. Records, 1918-1992. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf David Ogilvy Papers, 1935-1966, (bulk 1945-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Vol. CLIV (ff. 345). Jan. 1778-Aug. 1779.includes:ff. 1-22 b British America: Account of what the Treasury has done in freighting provision-ships for, with lists of ships, etc.: 1775-1777. ff. 23, 114, 115, 222-224, 242, 243, 333, 335, 336 Henry St... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXVIII (ff. 363) 1-15 Nov. 1842.includes:f. 1 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1847.ff. 3, 5, 27, 103, 311, 317, 318 b, 350 William Buckland, geologist: Correspondence wit... British Library
referencedIn Raphaelson, Joel. Joel Raphaelson papers, 1950-2000 . Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Vol. CCV (ff. 381). June-1844.includes:ff. 1-4 b, 26 Comte Ange de St Priest,; editor of 'Antiquités Mexicaines': Correspondence, etc., with Lord Aberdeen: 1843-1844.: Engl. and Fr.: Partly printed.ff. 1-4b City of Mexico: Papers rel. to propose... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI (ff. 322). Nov. 1765-Dec. 1767.Sir James Lowther, 5th Baronet; Earl of Lonsdale: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1762-1798, n.d.John Robinson, Secretary to the Treasury: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1761-180... British Library
referencedIn Roman, Kenneth. Kenneth Roman Papers, 1923-2007 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Archives, 1885-1990s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXL (ff. 347). 1-16 Dec. 1842.includes:ff. 1-15 William Thomas Le-Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1843.ff. 1-15, 48-71 Education: Papers rel. to proposals for Ireland: 1811-1845.: Partly printed.ff... British Library
creatorOf Ogilvy, David, 1911-1999. David Ogilvy papers, 1935-1966 (bulk 1945-1964). Library of Congress
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associatedWith American Association of Advertising Agencies. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ascoli, Max, 1898-1978 person
correspondedWith Bevan, R. A. (Robert Alexander), 1901-1974 person
associatedWith Bevan, Robert. person
correspondedWith Bilsland, Alexander Steven, Sir, 1892-1970 person
correspondedWith Black, Eugene R. (Eugene Robert), b. 1898 person
associatedWith British American Canadian Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986 person
correspondedWith Cone, Fairfax M., 1903- person
associatedWith Cone, Fairfax Mastick, 1903- person
associatedWith Elliott, Jock. person
correspondedWith Hendy, Kythé, Lady person
correspondedWith Hendy, Kythé, Lady person
associatedWith Hewitt, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hooper, Frederic Collins, Sir, 1892-1963 person
associatedWith Houghton, Arthur J. person
associatedWith Jetté, Ellerton Marcel. person
correspondedWith La Roche, Chester J., b. 1892 person
correspondedWith Macleod, Mairi Ann person
associatedWith Mather & Crowther. corporateBody
associatedWith Mather & Crowther. corporateBody
correspondedWith Max, Alfred person
associatedWith McCall, David B. person
correspondedWith Moscoso, Teodoro, 1910- person
correspondedWith Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 person
associatedWith Mountford, Guy. person
correspondedWith Mountfort, Guy person
correspondedWith Murrow, Edward R. person
associatedWith Ogilvy, Benson, & Mather, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ogilvy, Benson & Mather (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ogilvy, Francis person
associatedWith Outdoor Advertising Association of America corporateBody
correspondedWith Patrick, Ted, 1901-1964 person
correspondedWith Patterson, William D. (William Dudley), 1910-1986 person
correspondedWith Ranck, John M. (John Milton) person
associatedWith Raphaelson, Joel. person
correspondedWith Reeves, Rosser person
correspondedWith Reeves, Rosser person
associatedWith Reeves, Rosser. person
associatedWith Roman, Kenneth. person
correspondedWith Ruder, William person
associatedWith Ruder, William, 1921- person
correspondedWith Sarnoff, Robert W. person
correspondedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 person
associatedWith Scottish Council (Development and Industry) corporateBody
correspondedWith Stevenson, J. A. (John A.) person
associatedWith Stevenson, John, 1905- person
correspondedWith Tree, Ronald, 1897-1976 person
correspondedWith Tyler, William D. (William Dowling), 1907-1991 person
correspondedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983 person
associatedWith Whitehead, Edward, 1908-1978. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean
Texas, U.S.A.
British America, America
Ellon, Aberdeenshire
London, England
Birmingham, Warwickshire
United States of America
West Indies, America
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Yorkshire, England
United States
Leicester, Leicestershire
Dominica, the W. Indies
Kirriemuir, Forfarshire
St. Vincent, West Indies
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Mexico, Central America
Kingsbury, Warwickshire
Udny, Aberdeenshire
Ireland, Europe
Netherlands, Europe
Great Britain
Great Britain
London, England
Paisley, Renfrewshire
India, Asia
Subject
Consumers--United States
Advertising executives
Consumers
Advertising agencies--United States
Fund raising
Advertising agencies
Advertising agencies--Great Britain
Trademarks
Tourism
Advertising
Occupation
Advertising executives
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Birth 1911-06-23

Death 1999-07-21

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