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Jean Neesvig Manchester

Jean Neesvig Manchester, American meat packing company executive.


  • Manchester, Jean Neesvig was born on June 28, 1926 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Henry Christan and Adeline (Keller) Kinzler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Science, University Wisconsin, 1948.


    • Home economist University Wisconsin Extension, Lancaster, 1948-1950, National Livestock & Meat Board, Chicago, 1950-1952. President, chief executive officer Neesvig, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, 1966-1983, chairman, chief executive officer, since 1983. Advisor Attic Angles Business and Legal Board, 1979-1982.

      Board visitors school business University Wisconsin, since 1981. Board directors Affiliated Bank Jamestown, Madison Gas and Electric Company, American Family Mutual Insurance Company.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member steering committee Dane County Public Affairs Committee, 1981-1982, executive committee University Wisconsin Foundation, since 1983, City of Madison Zoning Board Appeals, Merit Award Board, 1980-1982. Cabinet member Methodist Hospital Corporation Board, 1979-1984, United Way Dane County, 1982-1984. President, board directors Madison Opportunity Center, 1974-1978.

    Board directors Greater Madison Visitor and Convention Board, 1976-1980, president, 1979-1980. Member American Home Economics Association, National Association Meat Producers (board directors since 1976), National Association and Meat Board (board directors since 1980), Illinois Agricultural Association (board directors women's department, Director, department chairman 1952-1955), National Livestock and Meat Board Lodges: Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Order Eastern Star.


    • Married Burton Oswald Neesvig, May 7, 1955 (deceased January 1966). Children: Jonathan, Timothy, Daniel, AnnaJean. Married William B. Manchester, August 17, 1968.
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    • 1948
      University Wisconsin
    • 1948 - 1950
      Home economist, University Wisconsin Extension
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1950 - 1952
      Home economist, University Wisconsin Extension
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1983
      president, officer Neesvig
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1966 - 1983
      chief executive, officer Neesvig
      Madison, Tennessee, United States