Leslie E. Woodcock

Leslie E. Woodcock (1893 – 1974)

Inducted:1980

Leslie E. Woodcock was a founder of Consumers Cooperative Services. He served as a director and officer of his local co-op for nearly 50 years and was general manager of Eastern Cooperatives from 1931 to 1950. He was a director of the Nationwide Insurance Companies from 1939 to 1972, a director and at times officer of the National Cooperative Business Association for 22 years, and representative of the International Cooperative Alliance to the United Nations for 23 years. In these roles he was involved in making important decisions which affected the development of cooperatives in the United States and overseas. He was as a true cooperative statesman.