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Henry J. Kaiser

Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist. Decorated Chevalier, Legion of Honor. Member Associated General Contractors America (national president), Newcomen Society of North America, Beavers, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Kaiser, Henry J. was born on May 9, 1882 in Sprout Brook. New York. Son of Francis J. and Mary (Yops) Kaiser.

  • Education

    • Honorary degrees from Washington State University, Montana School Mines, Hobart College, U. Nevada, Marshall College, St. Mary’s College.

    Career

    • Engaged in highway construction, British Columbia, Washington, California, Cuba, 1914-1930, Mississippi levee, 1927-1930, pipe line projects in the Southwest, 1930-1933. Chairman of the executive committee of Six Companies, Inc. (contractors for construction of Boulder Dam), 1931.

      President and chairman of the executive committee Bridge Builders, Inc., 1933. Organizer and president Columbia Construction Company, Consolidated Builders, Inc. Participant in 70 other major construction projects, 1941-1945.

      Chairman of the Board Kaiser Industries Corporation, Kaiser Hawaii Kai Development Company, Kaiser Community Homes, Kaiser Center, Inc. Founder chairman Kaiser Jeep Corporation, Kaiser Steel Corporation, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corporation, also of Kaiser Bauxite Company, Glacier Sand & Gravel Company, Permanente S.S. Corporation. President Industrias Kaiser Argentina.

      Chairman of the board Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Manager 7 shipyards on Pacific Coast during World World War World War II.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Associated General Contractors America (national president), Newcomen Society of North America, Beavers, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Automobile Old Timers.

    Connections

    • Married Bessie Hannah Fosburgh, April.; married second Alyce Chester, April 10, 1951. Children: Edgar F., Henry (deceased).
    • father: Francis J. Kaiser
    • mother: Mary (Yops) Kaiser
    • spouses: Bessie Hannah Fosburgh
    • 2d Alyce Chester
    • children: Edgar F. Kaiser
    • Henry Kaiser (deceased)
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    Born March 9, 1882
    Died August 24, 1967
    (aged 85)
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