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Ben R. Marsh

Ben R. Marsh, business executive. Member Detroit History Society (trustee, president), Newcomen Society North America, Foreign Relations; Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church; Mason (K.T.).

Background

  • Marsh, Ben R. was born on March 6, 1887 in Owosso, Michigan, United States. Son of Robert R. and Ellen E. (Coombs) Marsh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Elec. Engineering, University Michigan, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Wayne U., Detroit, 1951.

    Career

    • Deceased December 7, 1941), Frances Jean (Mistress Kenneth Bergmann), Richard. Began as subscribers’ representative Michigan Bell Telephone Сompany, Detroit, 1908, successively sales engineer, district manager, plant superintendent, general commercial superintendent, assistant vice president, various departments and locations, until 1945, vice president, general manager, member Executive Committee, board directors, 1945-1950, Chairman of the Board, 1950-1952. Director Reliance Insurance Company, Philadelphia, Standard Accident Insurance Company, Pilot Insurance Company, Canada Chairman, United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Detroit.

      Board of directors United Foundation, Detroit, Boy Scouts American, Detroit. Trustee U.P. Foundation United States of America, Cranbrook Academy Art.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Detroit History Society (trustee, president), Newcomen Society North America, Foreign Relations. Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Mason (K.T.).; Clubs: Detroit Rotary (president), Detroit Athletic (president), Circumnavigators, Country of Detroit, Detroit, Economic, University of Michigan (Detroit).

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Bills, June 18, 1913 (deceased). Children: Winnifred (Mistress.
    • father: Robert R. Marsh
    • mother: Ellen E. (Coombs) Marsh
    • spouse: Marjorie Bills
    • child: Winnifred (Mrs Marsh
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    Born March 6, 1887
    Died February 22, 1967
    (aged 79)
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