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John Grant Beadle

John Grant Beadle was American manufacturing company executive. Trustee, past president Castle Park Association Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1957. Member Northwestern University Associates, Chicago Committee, American Apparel Machinery Manufacturers Association, Riomar Country Club, Riomar Bay Yacht Club.

Background

  • Beadle, John Grant was born on December 16, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John G. and Katharine (Brady) Beadle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1954.

    Career

    • Salesman Pure Oil Corporation, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida, 1957-1959, Kordite Company, Tampa, New Orleans, 1959-1961. With Union Special Corporation, Chicago, since 1961, executive vice president, 1972-1975, president, chief operating officer, 1975-1976, president, chief executive officer, 1976-1984, chairman, chief executive officer, 1984-1996. Board directors Batts, Inc., Oliver Products Company, Woodward Governor Company, William Blair Mutual Funds.

      Past president, board directors Juvenile Protection Association. Past chairman, board directors Midwest Industrial Management Association. Past chairman International Council Machinery and Allied Products Institute.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee, past president Castle Park Association Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1957. Member Northwestern University Associates, Chicago Committee, American Apparel Machinery Manufacturers Association, Riomar Country Club, Riomar Bay Yacht Club. Clubs: Skokie Country (Glencoe, Illinois), Commonwealth, Commercial.

    Connections

    • Married Lee Oliver, April 11, 1955. Children: Katharine, John.
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    Born December 16, 1932
    • 1954
      Yale University
    • 1957 - 1959
      Salesman Pure Oil Company
      Florida, United States
    • 1959 - 1961
      Salesman Pure Oil Company
      Tampa, Florida, United States
    • 1961
      with Union Special Corporation
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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