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Herman Bernhardt Block

Herman Bernhardt Block, American executive. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946.; Member Phi Sigma Delta. Elk; member B’nai B’rith.

Background

  • Block, Herman Bernhardt was born on August 8, 1904 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States. Son of Morris and Frances (Goldberg) Block.

  • Education

    • Student Harvard Military Academy, Los Angeles, 1919-1920, University of Wisconsin, 1922-1925.

    Career

    • ; children—Francine Joan Shalit, Richard Morse. Married second, Florence Joyce Boden, May 11, 1960. 1 son, Ronald Jay. Department store management, 1927-1935.

      Owner industrial salvage firm, 1935-1945. Sales industrial supplies, 1946-1952. Subcontract manager Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation, 1952-1954, vice president procurement, 1956-1957, executive vice president procurement, 1958-1966, president, 1972-1980, also director.

      President Practical Manufacturing Company, 1966-1972. Director purchasing Devoe & Raynolds Company, Inc., 1954-1956.

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Sigma Delta. Elk; member B’nai B’rith.

    Clubs: Chemists (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Shirley Callin, April.; married second, Florence Joyce Boden, May 11, 1960. Children: Francine Joan Shalit, Richard Morse.
    • father: Morris Block
    • mother: Frances (Goldberg) Block
    • spouses: Lillian Shirley Callin
    • Florence Joyce Boden
    • children: Francine Joan Shalit Block
    • Richard Morse Block
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    Died October 26, 1980
    (aged 76)
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