PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Oct. 19, 1959

¶ Bowman Gray, 52, was named chairman and chief executive of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Camels, Winston Salem), largest U.S. tobacco manufacturer (1958 sales: $1,146,559,000). He succeeds John Clarke Whitaker, 68, who was named to the newly created post of honorary chairman. Gray started as a salesman in 1930, became sales manager in 1952, executive vice president in 1955 and president in 1957. It was during Gray's presidency that Reynolds wrested the lead in U.S. tobacco sales from American Tobacco Co. Succeeding Gray as president is F. G. ("Bill") Carter, 47, former vice president and sales manager.

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