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William Emerson Brock

William Emerson Brock, American candy manufacturer. Recipient Liberty Bell award Chattanooga Bar Association, 1965; Man of Year award Chattanooga Kiwanis Club, 1966; Human Relations award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1972; Distinguished Alumnus award McCallie School, 1976. Member National Confectionary Association (past vice-president, director), National Society S.A.R. (North Carolina chapter), Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Brock, William Emerson was born on November 5, 1903 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Emerson and Miriam (Acree) Brock.

  • Education

    • Graduate McCallie School, Chattanooga, 1921. Washington and Lee University, 1925. Student Babson’s Institute, Babson Park, Massachusetts.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Chattanooga, 1969.

    Career

    • Chairman board Brock Candy Company, Chattanooga. President Century Company, Chattanooga. Director Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company (both Chattanooga).

      Past chairman confectionary industry division Committee Economics Development Chairman organizing committee United Fund Greater Chattanooga, also member Executive Committee Chairman trustee U. Chattanooga. Founding director Community Foundation Greater Chattanooga. Trustee McCallie School, Doctor E. Stabley Jones Foundation.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member National Confectionary Association (past vice-president, director), National Society S.A.R. (North Carolina chapter), Sigma Chi. Clubs: Mountain City, Lookout Mountain Fairyland (Chattanooga).

    Connections

    • Married Myra Peggy Kruesi, April. Children: William Emerson III, Paul Kruesi, Frank Acree.
    • father: William Emerson Brock
    • mother: Miriam (Acree) Brock
    • spouse: Myra Peggy Kruesi
    • children: William Emerson III Brock
    • Paul Kruesi Brock
    • Frank Acree Brock
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    Died June 1, 1979
    (aged 75)
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