William Cooper Procter

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William Cooper Procter

William Cooper Procter (August 25, 1862 - May 2, 1934) was the grandson of William Procter, the co-founder of Procter & Gamble Co. He was head of the company from 1907 to 1930 and was the last member of the founding families to lead Procter & Gamble.[1] Prior to taking that post, he helped drive the company's creation of a profit-sharing program for employees,[2] the first in America.

Procter joined the board of trustees for the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati (now known as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center). In 1921, Procter was elected president of the new board of trustees, a position he held until his death in 1934.

Procter's leadership and philanthropy led to an expansion in the hospital's size, scope, mission and reputation. One of the board's first acts was to change the hospital's name from Protestant Episcopal Hospital to the Children's Hospital.

Procter's donation to Princeton University upon his graduation in 1883[3][4] provided for the construction in 1913 of Procter Hall. One of several Gothic buildings designed by Ralph Adams Cram to serve as the new Graduate College, Procter Hall is particularly noted for its Great West Window,[5] designed by William and Anne Lee Willet.[6] Today the building serves as the college's formal dining hall[7] and chief public space.[8]

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Beatrice Katz, PhD. Images of America -- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center" (2008) book