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Donald Edwin Lyons

Donald Edwin Lyons, American manufacturing executive, educator, consultant. Recipient Outstanding Service award National R.R. Commission, 1965, Boy Scouts American, 1968.


  • Lyons, Donald Edwin was born on September 15, 1932 in Metcalf, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Purdue University, 1959. Master of Science in Industrial Relations, Purdue University, 1961.


    • Staff assistant Order of R.R. Telegraphers, St. Louis, 1961-1963. Assistant director personnel Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1963-1968. Assistant director labor relations Chesapeake & Ohio R.R., Huntington, West Virginia, 1968-1970.

      Director industrial relations Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Company, 1970-1972. Group manager employee relations Clow Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1978. Manager labor relations Snap-on-Tools Corporation, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1978-1979, director labor relations, 1979-1982, vice president human resources, since 1982.

      Adjunct assistan professor University Wisconsin, Kenosha, 1982-1983. Lecturer Lake Forest Graduate School Management, Illinois, 1985-1986.


    There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist


    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


    Member National R.R. Commission on Scouting. Member executive board Calumet Council Boy Scouts American, Chicago Heights. Member advisory council University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1986.

    Board directors Kenosha Area Labor Management Council, since 1980, Kenosha Achievement Center, Grove School Lake Forest, Illinois. Member American Society for Training and Development, Human Resource Planning Society, Industrial Relations Research Association, American Radio Relay league, National Association Manufacturers (member human resources council).



    Flying, running marathons, backpacking, amateur radio operating.


    • Married Ruth J. Graham, December 31, 1953. Children: Stephen, Stephanie, Jacqueline Lyons Sale.
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    Born September 15, 1932
    • 1959
      Purdue University
    • 1961
      Purdue University
    • 1961 - 1963
      Staff assistant, Order of R.R. Telegraphers
    • 1963 - 1968
      assistant, director personnel Chicago and Eastern Illinois R.R. Company
      Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      assistant, director labor relations Chesapeake & Ohio R.R.
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      director, industrial relations Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Company
    • 1972 - 1978
      group manager, employee relations Clow Corporation
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      manager, labor relations Snap-on-Tools Corporation
      Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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