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Max Mcgraw

Max Mcgraw, business executive. Member Illinois Board Conservation, Parks and Monuments. Trustee University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation, Thomas A. Edison Foundation; Member National Elec. Manufacturers Association (president,; Club: Mid-Day.

Background

  • Mcgraw, Max was born on February 1, 1883 in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States. Son of Watson Jay and Bertha E. (Rounds) Mcgraw.

  • Education

    • Education high school and business college, Sioux City, Iowa, and correspondent school.

    Career

    • Began as electrical contractor, Sioux City, 1900, established McGraw Electric Company, added wholesale electrical supplies, 1903, telephone manufacturing, 1907, later opened brs. in Omaha and St. Louis. Sold out wholesale business to Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, 1926. Established electric light plant, 1912, in South Dakota which increased to system now supplying over 250 towns, operating through Central Electric & Gas Company (nome now Central Power & Gas Company), president, now Chairman of the Board.

      President McGraw-Edison Company until 1960, chairman of the executive committee, since 1960. Chairman Central Telephone Сompany, affiliated with Central Elec. & Gas Company; director Bell & Howell Company.

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

    Membership

    Member Illinois Board Conservation, Parks and Monuments. Trustee University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation, Thomas A. Edison Foundation. Member National Elec.

    Manufacturers Association (president. Club: Mid-Day.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Schaaf, August 16, 1904. Children: Richard Francis, Maxine Ruth, Carol Jean.
    • father: Watson Jay Mcgraw
    • mother: Bertha E. (Rounds) Mcgraw
    • spouse: Frances Schaaf
    • children: Richard Francis Mcgraw
    • Maxine Ruth Mcgraw
    • Carol Jean Mcgraw
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    Born February 1, 1883
    Died October 26, 1964
    (aged 81)
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