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John Weston Hobbs

John Weston Hobbs, American manufacturer executive. Served from captain to major Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation.; Member Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Association Commerce and Industry, Illinois History Society (life), American Legion. Elk.

Background

  • Hobbs, John Weston was born on November 5, 1889 in Maroa, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank L. and Lillian J. (Babeuf) Hobbs.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools.

    Career

    • United States Ordnance Department, Rock Island, Illinois, 1914-1917, 20-22. Experimental engineer Borg & Beek (subsidiary Borg-Warner Company, Chicago), Moline, Illinois, 1922-1924, vice president, general manager A. O. Norton div., Boston, 1924-1926, Moline, Illinois, 1926-1930. Vice president, general manager George W. Borg Corporation, Chicago, 1930-1937.

      President John W. Hobbs Corporation, Springfield, Illinois, since 1938. Director Stewart Warner Corporation President board of managers Oak Ridge Cemetery. Board directors Springfield Memorial Hospital.

      Past director Young Men's Christian Association.

    Membership

    Served from captain to major Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation. Member Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Association Commerce and Industry, Illinois History Society (life), American Legion. Elk.; Clubs: Sangamo, Illini Country (Springfield).

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Miller, June 28, 1933. Children: John Weston, Carole E. Automotive engineer.
    • father: Frank L. Hobbs
    • mother: Lillian J. (Babeuf) Hobbs
    • spouse: Ellen Miller
    • children: John Weston Hobbs
    • Carole E. Automotive engr Hobbs
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    Born November 5, 1889
    Died February, 1968
    (aged 78)
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