- Category : 1929-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 4
American business executive in the oil industry and politician, he was Secretary of Commerce under President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1965, Sandy Trowbridge assumed the position of Assistant Commerce Secretary, taking the helm of the department in June 1967. After suffering a heart attack, he resigned in 1968. After his recovery he became head of the American Management Association but quit soon after. In 1970 he became head of the National Industrial Conference Board. Six years later he re-joined private industry, taking the job of Vice Chairman of Allied Chemical. In 1980, he became President of the American Association of Manufacturers, an organization he joined two years prior.He left in 1990 and opened a consulting firm.
Trowbridge grew up in a privileged home and attended prestigious private schools. He graduated from Princeton in 1951 and joined the Marines to serve in the Korean War. He earned a bronze star. He began his private industry career in oil and soon rose through the ranks, assuming the job of President of Esso Standard in Puerto Rico in 1965.
Trowbridge was married twice; he had two sons and a daughter with his first wife, Nancey Horst. The marriage ended in divorce; he married Eleanor Hutzler on 18 April 1981, a widow with three children.
He died of dementia with Lewy disease on 27 April 2006 in Washington, DC.