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Franklin Conklin

Franklin Conklin, business executive. awarded Silver Beaver 1954; award for outstanding service Newark Academy Alumni Assn.

Background

  • Conklin, Franklin was born on June 23, 1886 in New York City. Son of Franklin and Frances M. (Fullgraff) Conklin.

  • Education

    • Student Newark Academy, 1895-1903, Princeton, 1903-1904. Doctor of Laws, University Newark, 1938.

    Career

    • Company, 1904-1948, executive vice president, treasurer, 1948-1952, president, 1952-1961. Director New Jersey Bell Telephone Сompany, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Fidelity Union Trust Company Director Welfare Federation Newark, 1925-1927, 31-33, Kate Macy Ladd Fund. Member Citizens Advisory Finance Committee, Newark, 1932.

      Chairman Citizens Relief Committee, Newark, 1932. Municipal director, Emergency Relief Administration, Newark, 1933. Member New Jersey State Board Mediation, 1941-1943.

      Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee to Central Planning Board of Newark 1945-1949. President Bureau Municipal Research, Newark, 1945-1961. President Essex County Park Commission, 1946-1961, now member.

      President New Jersey Young Men’s Christian Association, 1929-1930, now honorary director Newark YM-Young Women’s Christian Association. Director Newark Young Men’s Christian Association, 1923-1954. Co-chairman New Jersey region National Conference Christians and Jews.

      Chairman American Red Cross campaign, Newark, 1940. President, board of trustees, U. Newark (merged with Rutgers University 1946), 1934-1946, acting president U., 1939-1940, president Newark Museum. Trustee, member Executive Committee Rutgers University.

      Trustee Newark Institute, 1913-1916, 1925-1934, treasurer, 1914-1916, president, 1925-1934. Trustee Marcus L. Ward Home, since 1947, Protestant Foster Home Society, 1932-1947, Mount Pleasant Cemetery Company. Member Executive Board Robert Treat council Boy Scouts American, since 1944, president, 1947-1949, awarded Silver Beaver 1954.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Citizens Advisory Finance Committee, Newark, 1932. Member New Jersey State Board Mediation, 1941-1943. Member Executive Board Robert Treat council Boy Scouts American, since 1944, president, 1947-1949, awarded Silver Beaver 1954.

    Member Chamber of Commerce (director 1929-1932, 34-45. Member), Telephone Pioneers American, Advertising. Club New Jersey (honorary), Newark Colls.

    Council Rutgers University (life), Newcomer Society England, Bach Society New Jersey (president 1939-1949), Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary life). Clubs: Essex, Down Town, (Newark). Club of Newark as Newark’s outstanding citizen for 1937.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Berrian Riker, April. Children: Eleanor C. (Mistress Harold H. Demarest), Franklin III. with Flood & Conklin Manufacturing.
    • father: Franklin Conklin
    • mother: Frances M. (Fullgraff) Conklin
    • spouse: Marie Berrian Riker
    • children: Eleanor C. Conklin (Mistress Harold H. Demarest)
    • Franklin III. with Flood & Conklin Mfg Conklin
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    Born June 23, 1886
    Died July 28, 1966
    (aged 80)
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