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William Benton Mcmillan

William Benton Mcmillan, business executive. member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966,; Member National Association of Manufacturers.


  • Mcmillan, William Benton was born on June 8, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William M. and Winona (Eberhart) Mcmillan.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity.


    • Treasurer, W. McMillan & Son, 1922-1926, partner Warner Bros. McMillan & Company, 1926-1930. Chairman Hussmann Refrigerator Company, St. Louis, 1932-1966, president, 1931-1960, 63-64.

      Chairman Hussmann Refrigeration, Inc., St. Louis, 1944-1966, Hussmann Refrigerator Company Ltd., Canada, 1950-1966, Duro-Consolidated, Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1958-1966. Retired President, St. Louis Community Chest, 1951-1952. Member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966, member emeritus, 1966-1978.

      Honorary life director Municipal Theatre Association, St. Louis. Advisory council Junior Achievement, Inc. Director United Fund Greater St. Louis, 1955-1968.

      Executive Board St. Louis Council Boy Scouts American (president 1956-1958). President Metropolitan St. Louis Hospital Planning Commission (now ARCH), 1961-1963, director, 1961-1969. Trustee The David Ranken Junior Technology Institute (president 1970-1971), Governmental Research Institute, Missouri Public Expenditure Survey, McMillan-Avery Foundation.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966. Member National Association of Manufacturers. Clubs: Racquet, St. Louis.


    • Married Arla Avery, 1925. Children: Nancy Jean, William Benton, Junior.
    • father: William M. Mcmillan
    • mother: Winona (Eberhart) Mcmillan
    • spouse: Arla Avery
    • children: Nancy Jean Mcmillan
    • William Benton Mcmillan
    • Jr Mcmillan
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    Born June 8, 1901
    Died August 28, 1978
    (aged 77)