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Donald Earl Phillips

Donald Earl Phillips, American minerals and chemicals company executive. Recipient Civitan of Year award Decatur Civitan Club, 1965; recipient Alumnus of Year award Holmes Junior College, 1979.


  • Phillips, Donald Earl was born on September 10, 1932 in Holcomb, Mississippi, United States. Son of Harry V. P. and Leona (Benson) Pillips.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi College, 1954. Doctor Laws (honorary), Mississippi College, 1984. Master of Business Administration, University Miss, 1959.

      Certified, Columbia University Executive School Business Administration, 1974.


    • Basketball coach, Benton, Mississippi, 1954-1956. Business department head Holmes Junior College, Goodman, 1956-1960. With International Minerals and Chemical Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois, since 1960, president animal products group, since 1980, senior vice president, since 1987.

      Chairman, board directors Lake Forest (Illinois) Graduate School Business, since 1987.


    Chairman finance board Skokie Valley Baptist Church, Wilmette, Illinois, since 1980. Board directors Bethel College Foundation, St. Paul. Board regents Bethel College and Seminary, St. Paul.

    Trustee Baptist General Conference, Arlington Heights, Illinois, since 1985. Member of Masons.


    • Married Sue Breedlove, August 16, 1959. Children: Debra Susan, Donna Anne.
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    Born September 10, 1932
    • 1954
      Mississippi College
    • 1984
      Mississippi College
    • 1959
      University Miss
    • 1974
      Columbia University Executive School Business Administration
    • 1954 - 1956
      Basketball coach
      Benton, Illinois, United States
    • 1956 - 1960
      business department head, Holmes Junior College
      Goodman, Missouri, United States
    • 1960
      with Intern, ational Minerals and Chemical Corporation
      Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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