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Herbert Arthur Kern

Herbert Arthur Kern, business executive. Served as inspection officer oil branch, Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1918.

Background

  • Kern, Herbert Arthur was born on August 31, 1890 in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles and Josephine (Combacker) Kern.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1913, Chemical Engineer, 1914.

    Career

    • ; children—John, Herbert Arthur. Organized chemical laboratory Pure Oil Corporation, Minneapolis, 1914-1918. Founder Chicago Chemical Company, 1920-1928.

      Chairman of the Board and director NALCO Chemical Company, 1928-1961, honorary chairman, since 1961. Chairman board Alchem, Limited Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Director Visco Products Company, Houston and the State Bank of Clearing, Chicago.

    Membership

    Served as inspection officer oil branch, Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1918.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Louise Speckman September 20, 1917 (deceased. Children: John, Herbert Arthur.
    • father: Charles Kern
    • mother: Josephine (Combacker) Kern
    • spouse: Edith Louise Speckman September 20
    • children: John Kern
    • Herbert Arthur Kern
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    Died February 28, 1963
    (aged 72)
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