|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1908|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 2000|
The first-ever licensee for IBM, Clement Conole built a manufacturing and distribution (business) that brought him to the forefront of the new technology explosion in the late 1950's.
Mr. Conole, in conjunction with Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. and later with his son, Richard (Conole), after Roosevelt was elected to Congress, opened 22 manufacturing plants and 57 offices across the country under the name of Business Supplies Corporation of America.
He eventually sold his business to the International Paper Co. and decided to go back to school at age 56. He and his wife, Marjorie, moved to Florida and started work on his Masters Degree in Business at Florida Atlantic University.
Mr. Conole ... (was) still President of the American College of Administrators, Executives and Managers - a business association which he helped found.
This year (1988)... he has been chosen to appear in "Who's Who in the World" again; ... his biographical sketch has appeared in the directory many times over the last 50 years. It first appeared in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry" in 1937 when Mr. Conole was appointed Deputy Industrial Commissioner for the State of New York.
The son of a tailor who emigrated from England at the turn of the century, Mr. Conole said he attributes his success in the business world to the old-fashion values of honesty and integrity which were instilled in him by his father at an early age.
Mr. Conole attended Clarkson College of Technology, then took Graduate courses at Cornell, Yale and New York Universities. His career began in the city engineer's office in his home town of Binghamton where he worked in the highway division. In 1937, he became Assistant State Industrial Commissioner for New York. In 1946, he became an Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade for Philadelphia.
His greatest achievement was when he got the first license to (manufacture and) distribute IBM machine products in 1956 with his company the Business Supplies Corporation of America.
Patrick James Conole (1870 - 1962)
Bridget A. Conole (1874 - 1934)
Marjorie Anable Conole (1911 - 1999)
Richard C. Conole (1936 - 2007)*
P. Joseph Conole (1904 - 1981)*
Frank Dennis Conole (1906 - 1995)*
Clement Vincent Conole (1908 - 2000)
Mary Elizabeth Conole (1910 - 1968)*
Note: Buried with his wife Marjorie A. Conole
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Plot: Sanctuary of Peace 3836
Maintained by: Mac McElroy
Originally Created by: Tigger
Record added: Jun 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11083548
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