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June 11, 1998 

Robert Tarnow, a Council founder

Robert Tarnow, a founder of The Business Council and a longtime executive of Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls, died on June 2.

Tarnow expanded Goulds Pumps into the global marketplace and increased its revenues more than 12-fold during his tenure as its president, chief executive officer and chairman.

As a director of the former Associated Industries of New York State, he was instrumental in the effort that led to the merger of AI and the former Empire State Chamber of Commerce to form The Business Council in 1980.

He served as The Council's vice chairman for finance.