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Grover Martin Hermann

Grover Martin Hermann, industrialist. Member Board of Governors Presbyterian.


  • Hermann, Grover Martin was born on July 21, 1890 in Callicoon, New York, United States. Son of Martin and Mary Elizabeth (Wizemann) Hermann.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools of Callicoon. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Manhattan College, New York City, Illinois Institute Technology. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Marietta College.

      Doctor of Laws, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri, 1965.


    • Founder, American Asphalt Paint Company, Chicago, 1913, president, director, 1913-1940, corporation name changed to American-Marietta Company, 1940, president, director, 1940-1950, Chairman of the Board, director, 1950-1961, merged into Martin-Marietta Corporation, honorary Chairman of the Board, 1965-1966, director. Director Coleman Cable & Wire Company, Sovereign Life Insurance Company California, Mercury Casualty Company, Consolidated Freightways.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Board of Governors Presbyterian. Clubs: Tavern, Arts (Chicago).


    • Married Hazel Hessinger, January 30, 1914.; married second Sarah Thurmond, October 27, 1945. Children: Grover Martin (deceased), Shirley, Robert.
    • father: Martin Hermann
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Wizemann) Hermann
    • spouses: Hazel Hessinger
    • 2d Sarah Thurmond
    • children: Grover Martin Hermann (deceased)
    • Shirley Hermann
    • Robert Hermann
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