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date: 07 April 2020

Resor, Stanley Burnetlocked

(30 April 1879–29 October 1962)
  • Francesco L. Nepa


Resor, Stanley Burnet (30 April 1879–29 October 1962), advertising executive, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Isaac Burnet Resor, a stove manufacturer, and Mary Wilson Brown. After receiving his early education in the Cincinnati public school system, Resor enrolled at Yale University, where he worked his way through school by tutoring and selling subscriptions to a history of the Bible door-to-door. He had hopes of teaching economics, but by the time he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1901, his father had lost control of the family’s stove manufacturing firm. Thus, Resor could devote no more time to schooling and instead went to work in a Cincinnati bank for a $5-a-week wage....

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