Lawrence M. Gelb

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Lawrence M. Gelb (January 15, 1898 – September 27, 1980[1]) was an American chemist and businessman from New York City who along with his wife, Joan Clair, founded the Clairol hair-coloring company in 1931, now a division of Procter & Gamble.

Their sons Richard L. Gelb and Bruce Gelb, have each held executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, which purchased Clairol in 1957.

His legacy, the Lawrence M. Gelb Foundation, provides grants to worthy causes.


  1. ^ Lawrence M. Gelb Foundation

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