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John Anthony Klacsmann

John Anthony Klacsmann was American chemical company executive.


  • Klacsmann, John Anthony was born on October 6, 1921 in West New York, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph J. Klacsmann and Anna Elizabeth (Schmiedeberg) Goessling.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1942. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1947.


    • Assistant to laboratory director Union Carbide Corporation, Oak Ridge, 1944-1946. With E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, from 1947, vice president, general manager fabrics and finishes department, 1973-1975, vice president, general manager international department, 1975-1978. Vice president international Wilmington, Delaware, 1978-1981.

      Retired, 1981

      Director DuPont Canada Inc. Executive vice president Clean Sites, Inc., 1985-1986, senior advisory to president, since 1986.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Trustee Christ Episcopal Church Foundation, president, 1993-1995. Board directors Jacksonville Symphony Association. Mayo Reader Advisory Board.

    Fellow American Institute Chemists, Florida Institute Chemists (treasurer 1988-1995). Member American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Marsh Landing Club, Sigma Xi, Ponte Vedra Club, The Ladge & Bath Club.


    • Married Betty Birdsey, September 23, 1944. Children– Steven B., Peter G., John Anthony.
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    Died September 16, 1997
    (aged 75)
    • 1942
      Yale University
    • 1944
      Yale University
    • 1947
      Yale University
    • 1944 - 1946
      Assistant, to laboratory director Union Carbide Corporation
      Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      with E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company
    • 1978 - 1981
      vice president, international Wilmington
    • 1981
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