Cadden, Thomas Scott

Cadden, Thomas Scott

Male 1923 - 2007  (83 years)

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  • Name Cadden, Thomas Scott  [1
    Born 2 Dec 1923  Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 2007  Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I37314  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2013 

    Father Cadden, John LeRoy,   b. 31 Mar 1891, Benton, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1954, Rosiclare, Hardin, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Scott, Estelle Norma,   b. 27 Feb 1893, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1976, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 3 children 
     1. Cadden, John Robert,   b. 15 May 1920, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2010, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Cadden, Thomas Scott,   b. 2 Dec 1923, Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 2007, Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Cadden, William Joseph,   b. 8 Nov 1926, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1986, Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     
    Family ID F13198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1923 - Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 2007 - Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cadden, Thomas Scott (1923-1007)
    Cadden, Thomas Scott (1923-1007)
    Picture added to Find A Grave Memorial# 116188578 by Tim C

  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial
      Thomas Scott Cadden
      Birth: Dec. 2, 1923; Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
      Death: Nov. 2, 2007; Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA

      Thomas Scott Cadden (December 2, 1923 \endash November 2, 2007) was a pioneering television commercial producer, director, writer, and song writer during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is best known for composing the famous Mr. Clean advertising jingle written in 1957 for use with the product's introduction in 1958. He produced, directed and wrote the Mr. Clean commercials until the 1970s. The Mr. Clean jingle is still used today in a more contemporary arrangement.
      Other Cadden highlights were commercials written for Curad adhesive bandages, Pringles potato snacks, Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo, and Alka Seltzer, and scores of other commercials and jingles. Cadden was a part of a Chicago trio of jingle writers featuring Bill Walker and Dick Marx (father of singer/songwriter Richard Marx).
      Cadden was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in 1923. He learned to play the piano at a very early age. In 1941 he attended the University of Kansas, but his college was interrupted by military service from 1942 to 1946. Cadden returned to the University to finish his degree in journalism. Cadden was initiated into Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Society in 1977. He was also a very active member of the Kansas Alpha Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in Lawrence, Kansas. Cadden retired from advertising in the 1980s and wrote What a Bunch of Characters, a book on fifty film actors. In the 1990s and early 2000s Cadden would make special appearances as a guest of Procter & Gamble during Mr. Clean advertising promotions. Thomas Scott Cadden passed in Glenview, Illinois, of complications from pneumonia.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John LeRoy Cadden (1891 - 1954)
      Estelle Norma Scott Cadden (1893 - 1976)

      Burial:
      Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.

      Created by: Tim C
      Record added: Aug 28, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 116188578
      Photograph added by: Tim C

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 116188578 (Reliability: 3).


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