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Richard James Rutherford

Richard James Rutherford, American utilities executive. Member University of Illinois Foundation; Member Chamber of Commerce, New England Gas Association (past chairman), Guild Gas Mgrs. (past president), American Gas Association (past president).; Rotarian (past president, past district governor).

Background

  • Rutherford, Richard James was born on August 14, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of James L. and Margaret (Dowling) Rutherford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1924.

    Career

    • With Public Service of Colorado, 1924-1925. Vice president, general manager, Union Gas & Electric Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1929-1931. General sales manager, New England Gas & Electric Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1931-1936.

      Vice president Worcester Gas Light Company, 1936-1951, president, 1951-1968, director, from 1936. Chairman of the Board Riley Stoker Corporation, from 1968. Partner Hall-Bud Associates.

      Director Negea Service Corporation, Mechanics National Bank, Peoples Savings Bank, Thomas Smith Corporation Board of directors local American Red Cross, Boy Scouts American. Board directors, past president local Young Men’s Christian Association. Trustee Holy Cross College, Worcester Junior College, Hahemann Hospital.

    Membership

    Member University of Illinois Foundation. Member Chamber of Commerce, New England Gas Association (past chairman), Guild Gas Mgrs. (past president), American Gas Association (past president).

    Rotarian (past president, past district governor). Clubs: University, Worcester, Tatuuck Country (Worcester).

    Connections

    • Married Mildred A. Horney, June 10, 1926. Children: Judith, Jo Annual.
    • father: James L. Rutherford
    • mother: Margaret (Dowling) Rutherford
    • spouse: Mildred A. Horney
    • children: Judith Rutherford
    • Jo Ann Rutherford
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    Born August 14, 1903
    Died November 21, 1977
    (aged 74)
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