Harold Worm, president of Harold Worm Company, general advertising agency, commercial artists, 439-443 Michigan Trust building, was born in Grand Rapids on June 8, 1899. He is a son of Anthony and Harriett (Schultze) Worm, his mother being a native of Chicago, born in 1867, and his father, a native of Grand Rapids, born here in 1867. His father still remains a resident of his native city, a buyer for the Boston Store, and is active in fraternal and religious circles, through membership in the Masonic order and the Baptist church. Harold’s paternal grandfather, a native of Germany, who came to Grand Rapids at about nineteen years of age, married a Miss Schindler and was active in the community for many years, with a long business service for the Michigan Brush Company. Harold received his preliminary education in the public schools of Grand Rapids, being graduated from the Central High School in 1918. He then entered Junior College, and served in the S. A. T. C. during the World war. He left in January, 1919, to take up special preparation for his professional career in advertising and commercial art and entered the Art Student League of New York City, where he pursued his studies for three terms. He returned to Grand Rapids in 1921 to take up his work. In November, 1923, he engaged in business for himself as Harold Worm, Inc. The officers of this business institution are Harold Worm, president and treasurer, and G. W. Mathison, vice-president and secretary. Mr. Worm is a York Rite Mason and a member of the Kiwanis and Mid-day Cubs. His religious affiliation is with the Fountain Street Baptist Church. He was united in marriage July 19, 1921, with Miss Jean Fox, of Grand Rapids, daughter of Bertram Fox, general manager of the Grand Rapids Body Company. They have one son, David Harold, born July 9, 1924.
Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 24 March 2005