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Francis Anthony Bernard Kettaneh

Francis Anthony Bernard Kettaneh, business executive. Decorated officer Order Cedars (Republic Lebanon); Legion Honor (France). Member Society Automotive Engineers, Auto Importers Association for Lebanon and Syria (honorary life president), Council Foreign Relations, Academy Political Science, Economics Council New York, American Academy Political and Social Science, Alumni Association, American U. Beirut.

Background

  • Kettaneh, Francis Anthony Bernard was born on November 7, 1897 in Beirut, Lebanon. Son of Anthony and Ellen (Salameh) Kettaneh.

  • Education

    • Student Kaiserswerther Disconissen Schule, College Francais du Sacre Coeur. Bachelor of Science, American U. Beirut, 1914, C.E., 1916.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1946. Founded, Eastern Transport Limited company (now merged with Nairn Transport Company), 1924. Partner Kettaneh Freres, distbrs. in Near East products of General Electric, Siemens, American Laundry Machinery Industries, Taylor Instruments, Allied Chemical International, Curtis div.

      Tramsaores, Inc., National Presto Industries, Inc., United Aircraft International, A.J. Alsdorf Corporation, Volkswagen, Michelin, Barber-Colman Company, Tappan International, Regina Company Made 1st cross-desert trip by car from Beirut to Baghdad, April 1923.

    Membership

    Member Society Automotive Engineers, Auto Importers Association for Lebanon and Syria (honorary life president), Council Foreign Relations, Academy Political Science, Economics Council New York, American Academy Political and Social Science, Alumni Association, American U. Beirut. Clubs: Grolier, Metropolitan (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Shoucair, April. Children: Joyce, Anthony, Lorna, Edward.
    • father: Anthony Kettaneh
    • mother: Ellen (Salameh) Kettaneh
    • spouse: Mary Shoucair
    • children: Joyce Kettaneh
    • Anthony Kettaneh
    • Lorna Kettaneh
    • Edward Kettaneh
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    Born November 7, 1897
    Died March 30, 1976
    (aged 78)
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