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John E. Bierwirth

John E. Bierwirth, business executive. Served as First lieutenant with American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army, 1917-1919.

Background

  • Bierwirth, John E. was born on April 21, 1895 in Brooklyn. Son of Julius Carl and Nettie Gheradine (Cocks) Bierwirth.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1917.

    Career

    • Vice-president, director Thompson-Starrett Company, Inc., contractors, 1919-1929. Vice president New York Trust Company, 1929-1941, president, trustee, 1941-1949. President National Distillers & Chemical Corporation, 1949-1958, Chairman of the Board, director, chief Executive officer, 1958-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1970, chairman of the executive committee, to 1978.

      President, director John DeKuyper & Son, Inc. Director Bridgeport Brass Company, Discount Corporation, Reactive Metals, Inc., Merc. Stores Company, Miliken & Company Honorary trustee Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

    Membership

    Served as First lieutenant with American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army, 1917-1919. Clubs: Yale, Pinnacle, Union League (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Alice M. Von Bernuth, May 24, 1922. Children: John Cocks, Nancy Elizabeth.
    • father: Julius Carl Bierwirth
    • mother: Nettie Gheradine (Cocks) Bierwirth
    • spouse: Alice M. Von Bernuth
    • children: John Cocks Bierwirth
    • Nancy Elizabeth Bierwirth
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    Born April 21, 1895
    Died April 3, 1978
    (aged 82)
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