Stanley B. Resor

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Stanley B. Resor
Born April 30, 1879
Died 1962
Nationality American
Occupation Advertising

Stanley Burnet Resor (April 30, 1879 – 1962) led the J. Walter Thompson (JWT) advertising firm in the mid-twentieth century. Collaborating with his wife, Helen Lansdowne Resor, who was the creator of some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of the time, he built the firm into one of the leading firms in the United States.

Resor was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a 1901 graduate of Yale University.[1] In 1908 he was engaged by J. Walter Thompson (JWT) to head the agency's new Cincinnati Office.[1] In 1912 he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager and moved to the agency's New York Office.[1] He was with JWT from 1916 to 1955.[2] Resor's vacation home in Wyoming, Snake River Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ a b c Box MN20 J. Walter Thompson Co. Biographical Files, 1916-1998, bulk 1960s-1980s Retrieved May 23, 2014
  2. ^ "American Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century". Harvard Business School. Retrieved 4 October 2010.