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Ray Bruchman Wakefield

Ray Bruchman Wakefield, American baby food company executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1946, Legion of Honor, Order DeMolay, 1929.


  • Wakefield, Ray Bruchman was born on February 3, 1910 in Walhalla, North Dakota, United States. Son of Arthur M. and Emma (Bruchman) Wakefield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, University Minnesota, 1931, Master of Science, 1932, Chemical Engineer, 1937.


    • Ray Milan, Mary Elizabeth, William John. With Gerber Products Company, since 1932, director research and quality control, 1946-1959, vice president research, since 1959. Trustee Gerber Baby Food Fund, since 1956.


    Member Institute Food Technologists (president 1959-1960), National Canners Association (director) since 1959), American Chemical Society, Institute Chemical Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Industrial Research Institute, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Sigma Xi, Phi Tau Sigma.


    • Married Kathryn Veneklasen, December 24, 1937. Children: Barbara Annual.
    • father: Arthur M. Wakefield
    • mother: Emma (Bruchman) Wakefield
    • spouse: Kathryn Veneklasen
    • child: Barbara Ann Wakefield
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    Died March 22, 1963
    (aged 53)