PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Sep. 12, 1955

Robert Anderson Magowan, 51, was named to the newly created post of chairman of the board of Safeway Stores, Inc., the nation's second (to A. & P.) largest grocery chain (1954 sales: $1.6 billion).

He will succeed retiring President Lingan A. Warren, 66, as chief executive officer.

A native of Chester, Pa., Magowan started selling handbags at R. H. Macy & Co. after graduating from Harvard, became merchandise manager of inexpensive, ready-to-wear departments at 31. He quit to become a vice president of N. W. Ayer, left the agency to go to Safeway, in which his father-in-law, Charles Merrill, head of...

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