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Bruce Gelb

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Bruce Gelb
United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
November 10, 1991 – July 11, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byMaynard W. Glitman
Succeeded byAlan Blinken
Personal details
Born (1927-02-24) February 24, 1927 (age 97)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Bruce Stuart Gelb (born February 24, 1927) is an American businessman and diplomat. He is the retired president of Clairol and former vice chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb.[1]

Early life and education


Gelb was born in New York City on February 24, 1927.[1][2] His father, Lawrence M. Gelb, founded Clairol in 1931.[3] Gelb graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1945. Gelb was in the military and went on to receive a B.A. from Yale in 1950 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1953.[4]



He has been a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club; a Life Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall; a board member of the United Nations Development Corporation; a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Council on Science and Health; Honorary Chairman and a Regent of the Center for Security Policy; and a member of the Advisory Board of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Member profile: Bruce S. Gelb". Council of American Ambassadors. 2004. Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ State. The Department. 1991. p. 8. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  3. ^ Bruce Gelb: telling 'The American Story.' Broadcasting, Oct 29, 1990 v119 n18 p87(1)
  4. ^ "Bruce Gelb Executive Profile for Company in Overview of CareCounsel, LLC". Bloomberg Business Week. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by United States Ambassador to Belgium
Succeeded by