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Walter Jodok Kohler

Walter Jodok Kohler, American manufacturer executive. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Background

  • Kohler, Walter Jodok was born on April 4, 1904 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Walter Jodok and Charlotte (Schroeder) Kohler.

  • Education

    • Graduate Philips-Andover Academy, 1921. Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1925. Doctor of Laws, Beloit College, 1951, Northland College.

      Doctor of Civil Law, Ripon College, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters, Lakeland College, 1961.

    Career

    • Employed Kohler Company (Wis), 1925-1947. President Vollrath Company, Sheboygan, 1947-1968, chairman, 1959-1976. Director Security First National Bank, Mistress Paul’s Kitchen, Philadelphia Governor of Wisconsin 1951-1956.

      Chairman American Cancer Society, 1952-1959, director, 1949-1963.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Clubs: University (Milwaukee).

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte McAleer, November 8, 1948. Children: Terry Jodok, Charlotte Nicolette.
    • father: Walter Jodok Kohler
    • mother: Charlotte (Schroeder) Kohler
    • spouse: Charlotte McAleer
    • children: Terry Jodok Kohler
    • Charlotte Nicolette Kohler
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    Died March 21, 1976
    (aged 71)
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