David D. Doniger & Company
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David D. Doniger & Company was a manufacturer of branded sportswear in the United States founded in 1921. It was the largest such US company in the mid-twentieth century, with sales of $50,000,000 in 7,000 outlets in 1956.
David D. Doniger imported his first line of clothes from Scotland and selected the McGregor label to go with it. In 1956 it licensed companies in eight foreign countries to produce sportswear using its McGregor label. By the mid 1970s the firm had changed its name to McGregor-Doniger.
William and Harry E. Doniger (March 13, 1904 – January 3, 1961), the sons of David D. Doniger, succeeded their father as heads of McGregor-doniger. Harry E. Doniger was credited with making colorful men's sportswear popular. In 1955 he was chosen Man of the Year for Men's Wear industry.
- "Doniger Company Expands Abroad", The New York Times, February 18, 1956, pg. 23.
- Harry E. Doniger Is Dead At 56; A Manufacturer of Men's Wear, New York Times, January 4, 1961,pg. 33.
- William N. Doniger Dead At 64; Headed McGregor Sportswear, New York Times, June 6, 1972, pg. 44.
- Stanley Gilette, 81, Clothing Industry Executive, New York Times, February 13, 1999, pg. B20.