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Stephen A. Douglas

 

 

 

 

Stephen A. Douglas, a retired sales executive for Kroger Co., died May 8 1999 in Bay Pines, Fla. He was 101.

Mr. DOUGLAS left Cincinnati in 1971, when he retired from Kroger as sales and marketing director and moved to Ozona, Fla. During his 40-year career with Kroger, he received numerous honors, including being named one of the top five sales leaders in the country by Fortune magazine in 1953, as well as one of the top business speakers by the National Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s. "He had quite a career," said his son, Charles Douglas of Clearwater, Fla.

Mr. Douglas, who was born in 1898 in Chemung, Ill., also was active in the Cincinnati community. During the 1937 flood, he served as emergency chairman for food distribution for southern Ohio. He then served an additional five years as the civilian Red Cross disaster chairman for southern Ohio. He was active in the United Appeal campaign in Cincinnati from 1932 to 1962.

Mr. Douglas was an Army veteran of World War I. He received a U.S. Treasury Silver Medal of Honor for his work in the war bond sales program during World War II. Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy M. NORMAN of Decatur, Ala., five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Palm Harbor, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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