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Vollmer Walter Fries

Vollmer Walter Fries, American manufacturer executive. member of the board of trustees Fenn College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Member Society Automotive Engineers.

Background

  • Fries, Vollmer Walter was born on July 17, 1902 in Pleasant Valley, New York, United States. Son of William Christian and Lona A. (Vollmer) Fries.

  • Education

    • Electrical Engineer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1924. Doctor of Engineering, Fenn College, 1965.

    Career

    • With The White Motor Company, Cleveland, 1924-1956, became vice-president, director, 1943, resigned as executive vice-president, director 1955. Chairman of the Board White Consolidated Industries, Inc., (formerly known as White Sewing Machine Corporation), Cleveland, 1955-1985. With conservation division West Palm Beach, 1940-1941.

      Member W. Averell Harriman Mission, United States Embassy, London, 1942-1943.

    Membership

    Member of the board of trustees Fenn College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Member Society Automotive Engineers. Clubs: Union, Country.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Dudley Wick, July 17, 1928. Children: William Vollmer, Carole Wick.
    • father: William Christian Fries
    • mother: Lona A. (Vollmer) Fries
    • spouse: Ruth Dudley Wick
    • children: William Vollmer Fries
    • Carole Wick Fries
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    Died January 9, 1985
    (aged 82)
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