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Charles Westfield Coker

Charles Westfield Coker, American manufacturer executive. Member Composite Can and Tube Institute (vice president), N.A.M., Newcomen Society, Society Colonial Wars, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Mason, Rotarian.; Club: Lotos, Metropolitan (New York City).

Background

  • Coker, Charles Westfield was born on August 15, 1906 in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Westfield and Carrie (Lide) Coker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Carolina., 1928, Doctor of Laws, 1958. Postgraduate Harvard School Business, 1929-1930.

    Career

    • With Sonoco Products Company, 1930-1978, vice president, executive vice president, 1934-1961, president, 1961-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1970-1978. Director Sonoco Products Company of Canada, Ltd., Brantford, Ontario, Bank of Hartsville, Hartsville Oil Mill, J. L. Coker & Company, Sonoco de Mexico, S.A., Mexico City, T.P.T. Ltd., Romiley, England, Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Company, Columbia, Newberry & Laurens R.R., South Carolina. National Bank; Carolinas advisory board American Mutual Liability Insurance Company Regional Executive Committee Boy Scouts American.

      Chairman of the board of trustees Coker College.

    Membership

    Member Composite Can and Tube Institute (vice president), N.A.M., Newcomen Society, Society Colonial Wars, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa. Mason, Rotarian.; Club: Lotos, Metropolitan (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Howard, October 23, 1931. Children: Charles Westfield, Fitzlee Howard.
    • father: Charles Westfield Coker
    • mother: Carrie (Lide) Coker
    • spouse: Elizabeth Howard
    • children: Charles Westfield Coker
    • Fitzlee Howard Coker
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    Died October 3, 1978
    (aged 72)
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