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Arnold Burton Skromme

Arnold Burton Skromme, American educational writer, engineering consultant. Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee, Moline, 1964-1966. Member American Society Agricultural Engineers (vice president 1965-1968, Honor Roll 1997).

Background

  • Skromme, Arnold Burton was born on April 1, 1917 in Zearing, Iowa, United States. Son of Austin and Belle (Holmedal) Skromme.

  • Education

    • Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University, 1941.

    Career

    • Engineer Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, 1941-1945, Auto Specialty Manufacturing, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1945-1946. Research engineer Pineapple Research Institute, Honolulu, 1946-1950. Assistant chief engineer John Deere, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1950-1955.

      Chief engineer John Deer Spreader Works, East Moline, Illinois, 1955-1970. Manager value engineering John Deere Harvester Works, 1970-1984. Writer and consultant, 1984—2002.

      Consultant to corporations, since 1984.

    Works

    • Author The 7-Ability Plan, 1989. The Cause and Cure of Dropouts, 1998. Holder 44 patents.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee, Moline, 1964-1966. Member American Society Agricultural Engineers (vice president 1965-1968, Honor Roll 1997).

    Personality

    Interests

    Research on children's education.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Lucille Fausch, September 14, 1940. Children: Roger, Keith, Deborah, Erik.
    • father: Austin Skromme
    • mother: Belle (Holmedal) Skromme
    • spouse: Lois Lucille Fausch
    • children: Roger Skromme
    • Keith Skromme
    • Deborah Skromme
    • Erik Skromme
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    Born April 1, 1917
    Died August 8, 2008
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Iowa State University
    • 1941 - 1945
      Engineer, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1945 - 1946
      Engineer, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
      Michigan, United States
    • 1946 - 1950
      research engineer, Pineapple Research Institute
      Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    • 1950 - 1955
      assistant, chief engineer John Deere
      Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
    • 1955 - 1970
      chief engineer, John Deer Spreader Works
      East Moline, Illinois, United States
    • 1970 - 1984
      manager, value engineering John Deere Harvester Works
    • 1984 - 2002
      writer, and consultant