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Kenneth Gilbert Herrick

Kenneth Gilbert Herrick, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Honorary Alumni award Michigan State University, 1975; Distinguished Service award Albion College, 1975. Board directors Howe Military School, 1970-1981, from Herrick Foundation, 1970; member executive advisory board St. Jude Children's Hospital, from 1978. Served with United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945. Member Lenawee Country Club, Elks, Tecumseh Country Club, Masons.

Background

  • Herrick, Kenneth Gilbert was born on April 2, 1921 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Ray Wesley and Hazel Marie (Forney) Herrick.

  • Education

    • Student public and private schools, Howe, Indiana. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Siena Heights College, 1974. HHD (honorary), Adrian College, 1975.

      HHD (honorary), Detroit Institute of Technology, 1980. Doctor of Laws, Judson College, 1975. Doctor Engineering (honorary), Albion College, 1981.

    Career

    • With Tecumseh Products Company, Michigan, 1940-1942 and from 45, vice president, 1961-1966, vice chairman board, 1964-1970, president, 1966-1970, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1970-1986, chairman board, from 1986.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors Howe Military School, 1970-1981, from Herrick Foundation, 1970. Member executive advisory board St. Jude Children's Hospital, from 1978. Served with United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945.

    Member Lenawee Country Club, Elks, Tecumseh Country Club, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Shirley J. Todd, March 2, 1942. Children: Todd Wesley, Toni Lynn.
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    Died July 25, 2004
    (aged 83)
    • 1974
      Siena Heights College
    • 1975
      Adrian College
    • 1980
      Detroit Institute of Technology
    • 1975
      Judson College
    • 1981
      Albion College
    • 1961 - 1966
      With Tecumseh Products Company
      Michigan, United States
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