Business & Finance: Father of Advertising

With his widow present in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, last week the first posthumous presentation of the gold medal for ''Distinguished Services to Advertising" was made to Alfred William Erickson. Until his death at 60 last November, "Eric" Erickson was chairman of the board, McCann-Erickson Inc., advertising agency; chairman of the board, Congoleum-Nairn, Inc., floor coverings; chairman of the executive committee, Technicolor, Inc.; member of the executive committee, Bon Ami Co. Leaving acknowledgments to her dead husband's partner, Henry K. McCann, Mrs. Erickson heard him praised as: the father of the commission basis upon...

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