John Orr Young
|John Orr Young|
June 25, 1886|
|Died||May 1, 1976
|Known for||Founder of Young & Rubicam|
In 1918, he worked at the Armstrong agency in Chicago, where he shared an office with Raymond Rubicam. In 1921, he worked at N. W. Ayer & Son, where Rubicam was again his coworker. In 1923, Rubicam was denied a promotion to partner, and he and Young left Ayer to found their own agency.
In 1940, Young worked for Wendell Willkie's unsuccessful presidential campaign. In the aftermath of the Second World War, he corresponded with Dwight Eisenhower regarding Eisenhower's presidential campaign, and is credited with beginning the "Draft Eisenhower" movement.
In 1949, Harper and Brothers published his book Adventures in Advertising.
- John Orr Young Papers: An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University (Finding Aid: Biographical history) at Syracuse University; written July 1967, retrieved March 19, 2011
- MOVIE SCREEN NO PLACE FOR ADVERTISING: GROUP from Advertising Age, published May 10, 1999, retrieved March 19, 2011
- Culture shock, from Advertising Age, by Beth Snyder Bulik, published January 8, 2001, retrieved March 19, 2011
- 100 Advertising People of the Century - #46, Raymond Rubicam from Advertising Age, originally published March 29, 1999; retrieved March 19, 2011
- "CORRECTION: Young & Rubicam Not Concerned in Cutasy Laboratories, Inc.", Journal of the American Medical Association, volume 109, number 17, October 2, 1937, page 1373
- Young & Rubicam, Inc., from the International Directory of Company Histories, volume 66 (1995), by Jeffrey Covell and Howard Jones; archived at FindArticles, retrieved March 19, 2011
- Eisenhower and the American Crusades, by Herbert Parmet, published by Macmillan Publishers, 1972. Archived via Questia.
- Index to the William E. Robinson papers, from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
- John Orr Young Is Dead at 89; Co-Founded Young & Rubicam; Briefcase Was Table from the New York Times, by George Dugan, published May 03 1976, retrieved March 19, 2011
- Cynthia Wade and Matthew Syrett, from the New York Times, September 15, 1999, retrieved March 19, 2011