It is with great sadness that we note the passing of former NAM President Sandy Trowbridge. He died yesterday at his home in Washington. He was 76.
Sandy Trowbridge reigned at the NAM for 10 years, from 1979 to 1989 as President, having served in the Lyndon Johnson Administration as the youngest Commerce Secretary ever. He was only 38 when confirmed to that enormous job, one that he filled quite ably. He then came to us, where he led through times both good and lean, always with a steady hand. A former Marine, he was known for his decisiveness and leadership on behalf of manufacturing. And, he was just a great and decent guy, one who rose to great heights but who never lost the common touch.
He was a great ally of the entire manufacturing community. The manufacturing family — starting with the NAM — mourns the passing of this great man. We invite any of you who knew Sandy and who have thoughts or memories of him to just click on the “Comments” tag below and share them with us.
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