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Herb Gallant, Manufacturer

Herbert Gallant, former president of Gallant International, a women's coat and suit manufacturer, died May 11 at his home in Jupiter, Fla., after a long...

Herbert Gallant, former president of Gallant International, a women’s coat and suit manufacturer, died May 11 at his home in Jupiter, Fla., after a long illness, said his son, Robert Gallant. He was 84.

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Herbert Gallant joined the family-owned company, then known as Frank Gallant Inc., in 1945 in sales. Ten years later, he was named president. The business was founded by Herbert’s father, Frank, in 1916.

The company had several licensed designer labels, including Pierre Cardin coats and suits and Geoffrey Beene for Gallant. The name was changed to Gallant International in 1968.

Robert Gallant became a partner in the company in 1984 and was appointed president in 1998 when his father retired.

In addition to Robert, Gallant is survived by his wife, Geraldine; another son, John, and two grandchildren.