Friday, October 3, 2003

Charles Hawley ran ink manufacturer

Navy veteran led Hilton-Hawley company

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Mr. Hawley

INDIAN HILL - Charles Bart Hawley, former president of Hilton-Hawley Co., his family's printing and litho inks manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, died Sept. 24 of congestive heart failure at his Indian Hill home. He was 92.

Mr. Hawley was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1910 and moved with his family to Cincinnati in 1919.

He graduated from Hughes High School and in 1932 received a degree in politics from Princeton University.

After college he returned to Cincinnati to join the family business.

When the United States entered World War II, Mr. Hawley became manager of the planning department of the Gulf Ordnance Plant in Prairie, Miss.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served as a lieutenant at the procurement and materiel office, 12th Naval District, San Francisco, until the war's end.

Mr. Hawley again returned to Cincinnati to become president of Hilton-Hawley. He remained at that post until the company was acquired by Borden Inc. in 1961, after which he served as a regional manager of the printing ink division until he retired in 1975.

Mr. Hawley lived in Glendale from 1946 until 1976 and was president of the Glendale Lyceum and a founder of the Glendale Historic Preservation Society.

He was president of the Cincinnati Association of Printing Ink Makers and a board member of the National Association of Printing Ink Makers.

He was also on the board of the City Charter Committee, chairman of the board of Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, president of the Princeton Club of Southern Ohio and a member of the Cincinnatus Association, the Commonwealth Club and Camargo Club.

Mr. Hawley married Alexina Wilder, with whom he had a daughter, in 1939. They divorced in 1944.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Catherine Taylor Boyd Hawley, in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Wagner Terrill Hawley; two daughters, Alexina Mitchell Hawley Lane of Coral Gables, Fla., and Kitty Taylor Hawley Schmidt of Indian Hill; two sons, Charles Boyd Hawley of Monterey, Calif., and Frederic Bartlett Hawley of Houston; a stepson, Edward Wagner Terrill of Mount Lookout; a stepdaughter, Pam Terrill Treverton of Bellevue; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Services have been held. Interment was at Spring Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati 45202.


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