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Henry W. Gadsden

Merck & Company

1965 - 1975

Healthcare

Military ServiceArmy
1960 b. 1911
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateYale University
Personal
Born-Died1911 - 1980
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
Era - 1960

Gadsden presided over a massive period of growth for Merck & Company. A strong believer in the power of research and development, he increased spending in this area four fold during his tenure – from $32 million to $125 million. Under his leadership, Merck’s revenues and earnings quadrupled reaching $1 billion and $225 million, respectively.