PERSONNEL: Change of the Week, Jul. 12, 1954

¶Emery M. Lewis, 57, moved up to president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., fourth largest U.S. tobacco company (Viceroys. Kools, Raleighs. Sir Walter Raleigh pipe tobacco). The son of old Vaudevillian Walter Russell Lewis, Ohio-born Emery Lewis managed to get through grammar school before he quit to work in a paper mill. At 20 he started keeping books for American Tobacco Co., joined Brown & Williamson in 1927 as a comptroller, quickly moved up, in 1941 became vice president for sales. Lewis takes over from Timothy V. Hartnett, 63, who was named the first full-time chairman of the Tobacco...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!