David P. Reynolds

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David Parham Reynolds
Born June 16, 1915
Bristol, Tennessee
Died August 29, 2011
Richmond, Virginia
Resting place
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Residence Richmond, Virginia
Education Lawrenceville School, Princeton University
Occupation Chairman & CEO, Reynolds Metal, Eskimo Pie Company
racehorse owner & breeder, environmentalist
Known for Reynolds Wrap
Board member of
Reynolds Metal Co., Robertshaw Controls Co., Commercial Solvents Corp., National Alliance of Businessmen
Spouse(s) Margaret Trezevant Harrison (1921-1992)
Children Margaret Allis, Julia Parham, Dorothy Harrison
Parents Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. & Julia Louise Parham
Awards Keep America Beautiful Lifetime Achievement Award, College of William and Mary Business Medalion, Science Museum of Virginia's Life Achievement Award

David Parham Reynolds (June 16, 1915 – August 29, 2011)[1] was Chairman emeritus of Reynolds Metals Co. and an owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. He was the son of Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. (1881–1955) who founded Reynolds Metals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born in Bristol, Tennessee, Reynolds received his high school education at Lawrenceville School, where he captained the prep school's football team. He went on to graduate from Princeton University and would join the family business where he worked for more than fifty years. He followed his brother Richard S. Reynolds, Jr. as president, becoming the last member of his family to head the Richmond, Virginia-based company. In 1986, at age seventy, he stepped down as president but remained Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thoroughbred horse racing[edit]

Reynolds became interested in Thoroughbred horse racing and notably owned and bred sprint horse Lord Carson, a multiple stakes race winner who equaled the track record for 6 furlongs at both Churchill Downs and Turfway Park. However, his most famous horse was Tabasco Cat, owned and bred in partnership with Overbrook Farm. In 1994, the colt won two of the three U.S. Triple Crown races, capturing the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.


  1. ^ Dash, Eric (September 1, 2011). "David Reynolds, Leader of Metals Company, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved September 1, 2011.