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J. Robert Kemp

J. Robert Kemp, beef industry consultant, food company executive. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Phi Delta Theta.

Background

  • Kemp, J. Robert was born on November 4, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of S.H. and Bertha (Bankhead) Kemp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agr, University Idaho, 1943.

    Career

    • With Armour and Company, 1946-1962, plant manager, various locations, 1955-1962. Vice president, general plant manager Iowa Beef Processors Inc., Fort Dodge, 1962-1963, vice president sales, member executive committee, 1963-1968, executive vice president Dakota City, Nebraska, 1968-1970, co-chairman board, 1970-1975. Also director; president Columbia Foods Inc., 1975-1978, Northwest Feeders Inc., since 1978.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Elks, Kiwanis, Arid.

    Connections

    • Married Mary M. Filer, September 23, 1942. Children: Kandace, Kathy, Karen, Kay.
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    Born November 4, 1920
    • 1943
      University Idaho
    • 1955 - 1962
      With Armour and Company
    • 1962 - 1963
      vice president, Iowa Beef Processors Incorporated
      Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      general plant manager, Iowa Beef Processors Incorporated
      Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
    • 1970 - 1975
      vice president, Iowa Beef Processors Incorporated
    • 1970 - 1975
      general plant manager, Iowa Beef Processors Incorporated
    • 1975 - 1978
      president, Columbia Foods Incorporated
    • 1978
      president, Columbia Foods Incorporated
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