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Philip D. Block

Philip D. Block, business executive. member Executive Committee Chicago Community Trust, 1962-1978, chairman of the executive committee, 1972-1978.

Background

  • Block, Philip D. was born on June 25, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Philip D. and Celia (Leopold) Block.

  • Education

    • Student Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1922-1924. Bachelor of Science, Sheffield Science School Yale, 1928.

    Career

    • Vice president, 1934-1948, director, 1942-1977, honorary director, 1977-1981, became vice president in charge raw materials, 1948, later senior vice president, vice chairman, 1959-1967, Chairman of the Board, 1967-1971, chairman of the executive committee, 1971-1977. Member Executive Committee Chicago Community Trust, 1962-1978, chairman of the executive committee, 1972-1978. Director Continental-Illinois National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago, 1959-1972.

      Board of directors Jewish Children’s Bureau, Chicago, 1930-1950, Jewish Federation of Chicago, 1954-1959. Board directors United Charities of Chicago 1939-1958, president, 1951-1952. Trustee University of Chicago, 1957-1976, life trustee, 1976-1981.

    Membership

    Member Executive Committee Chicago Community Trust, 1962-1978, chairman of the executive committee, 1972-1978. Clubs: Standard, Tavern, Casino, Mid-Day, Lake Shore Country, Quadrangle, Chicago (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret L. Selz, November 28, 1934. Children: Philip D., III, Andrew K. With Inland Steel Company.
    • father: Philip D. Block
    • mother: Celia (Leopold) Block
    • spouse: Margaret L. Selz
    • children: Philip D. Block
    • III Block
    • Andrew K. With Inland Steel Co Block
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    Died May 28, 1981
    (aged 74)
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