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Meric Winthrop Belding

Meric Winthrop Belding, American construction company executive. Decorated Purple Heart.


  • Belding, Meric Winthrop was born on November 21, 1922 in West Chicago. Son of Harlow Hartley and Ferne (Chaffe) Belding.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1944.


    • Operations supervisor Belding Corporation, West Chicago, 1946-1950, secretary, treasurer, 1950-1960, president, 1960-1975, chairman board directors, chief executive officer, since 1975. President, chairman board directors Modern Hydraulics, West Chicago, 1950-1962.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member finance committee West Chicago Economic Development, 1986-1987. Board directors Junior Achievement DuPage County, 1986-1987. Served to sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.

    Member National Construction Employers Council (vice Chairman.1987—), Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (president 1980-1981, board directors 1981-1982), National Council Erectors, Fabricators and Riggers (chairman board directors 1977-1978), Heavy Specialized Carriers Council (chairman labor committee 1975-1977), Crane and Rigging Group (chairman board directors 1972-1973), Steel Erectors Association (chairman board directors 1968-1970), Ironworkers Negotiating Council, Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (secretary, treasurer Millwright group since 1980). Clubs: St. Charles Country. Lodges: Rotary (charter), Elks, Masons, Amity.



    Flying, woodworking, gardening, reading.


    • Married Shirley Eleanor Saville. Children: Jeffrey Saville, Richard Allen, Pamela Sue.
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    Born November 21, 1922
    • 1944
      Northwestern University
    • 1946 - 1950
      Operations supervisor Belding Corporation
      West Chicago, Illinois, United States