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John Mayer Frank

John Mayer Frank, business executive. Recipient Modern Pioneer award for unit heater, 1938.

Background

  • Frank, John Mayer was born on February 13, 1886 in Natchez, Mississippi, United States. Son of Henry and Melanie (Mayer) Frank.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1903. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907.

    Career

    • Engineer Commonwealth Edison Company, 1907-1910, sales engineer Ilg Electric Ventilating Company, 1910-1913, sales management, 1913-1920, general manager, 1920-1928, president, 1928-1956, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1957-1964, honorary chairman, board, since 1964. President, Jewish Charities of Chicago, 1944-1946. Member budget committee Community Fund of Chicago, 1943-1946.

      Trustee Illinois Institute Technology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member budget committee Community Fund of Chicago, 1943-1946. Trustee Illinois Institute Technology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. Member American Society Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers (life), National Association Fan Manufacturers (past president), Industrial Unit Heater Association (past president), N. Shore Art League, Winnetka (past president).

    Clubs: Exeter, Massachusetts Institute Technology.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Bettman, October 20, 1914. Children: Mary (Mistress.
    • father: Henry Frank
    • mother: Melanie (Mayer) Frank
    • spouse: Louise Bettman
    • child: Mary (Mrs Frank
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    Born February 13, 1886
    Died January 18, 1966
    (aged 79)
    Nationality

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