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Joseph Arthur Saunders

Joseph Arthur Saunders, American office products manufacturing company executive. Achievements include patentee in field. Recipient ADL Torch of Liberty award, 1998.


  • Saunders, Joseph Arthur was born on July 9, 1926 in Creston, Montana, United States. Son of Albert Henry and Edith Margaret (Rhodes) Saunders.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools, Youngstown, Ohio and Winthrop, Maine.


    • With Saunders Manufacturing Company Inc., doing business as Saunders, Winthrop, since 1947, executive vice president, 1967-1977, president, 1977-1988, Chief Executive Officer, 1967-1996, chairman board, since 1988. Chairman Saunders International B.V., Netherlands, Graphic Utilities, since 1999, RhinoSkin, Inc., since 2000. Co-founder, secretary, board directors Dirigo Bank and Trust Company, Augusta, Maine, 1969-1986.

      Co-founder, director Cushnoc Bank and Trust Company, Augusta, Maine, 1988-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patentee in field.


    Chairman journal ADL Torch of Liberty Award, 1997. With United States Army, 1945-1947. Member Maine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (board directors 1976-1981, chairman manufacturing council 1978-1982), Maine Metal Products Association (board directors 1983-1984), Society Manufacturing Engineers (certified new product engineer), International Business Forms Industries (chairman associates 1976-1977, co-chairman exhibits committee 1978-1982), Order of the Black Leaf, Document Management Industries Association, Business Products Industry Association, Office Products Manufacturers Association (board governors 1988-1994, vice president 1990), American Legion, Masons, Shriners, others.


    • Married Lois Evelyn White, June 19, 1948 (deceased October 1986). Children: Albert Henry II, Margaret Jean. Married Eva Homor, July 18, 1987.

      Stepchildren: Rodney, Charmaine.
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    Born July 9, 1926
    • 1947
      With Saunders Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      Winthrop, Washington, United States