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  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges.
  • Melvin Gordon, who turned humble Tootsie Roll's popularity into candy empire, dies at 95

    Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. The longtime Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. chairman and CEO died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a...

    Melvin Gordon dies at 95; longtime Tootsie Roll CEO

    Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, the company announced. He was 95. Gordon was chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based confectioner for 53 years, overseeing the...

    Tootsie Roll chief Melvin Gordon dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Tootsie Roll Industries' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Melvin Gordon has died, according to a statement from the company's public relations firm. He was 95. Gordon ran the South Side maker of Tootsie Roll, Junior Mints, SugarBabies and Dots for...

    Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...