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George Oliver Hawkins

George Oliver Hawkins, American animal feed company executive. Member school board; member church Vestry Episcopal Church; president Association of Commerce, Fairbury, 1980. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Feed Manufacturers Association (director) Clubs: Lions (Antioch) (president 1959); Moose (life), Masons.

Background

  • Hawkins, George Oliver was born on April 13, 1920 in Antioch, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur McKinley and Harriet Gertrude (Miller) Hawkins.

  • Education

    • Student, University Illinois, 1939.

    Career

    • Owner, operator Mount Hatcheries, Antioch, 1947-1957. Sales manager FS Services, Inc., Bloomington, Illinois, 1952-1965. Vice president, general manager feed division Hales & Hunter, Inc., 1965-1969.

      President Pioneer Pellets, 1967-1969. General manager Nixon Feed division ConAgra, Inc., Omaha, 1969-1974. President Honeggers & Company, Fairbury, Illinois, since 1974, also president several subordinate's.

      Director Honegger Feeds. Auditor Township of Antioch, 1960-1964. Board directors Immigrant Service League, Chicago, 1966-1970, Travelers Aid Society, Chicago, 1968-1970.

      Past board member.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member school board; member church Vestry Episcopal Church. President Association of Commerce, Fairbury, 1980. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

    Member American Feed Manufacturers Association (director) Clubs: Lions (Antioch) (president 1959). Moose (life), Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Mae Ames, November 23, 1942 (deceased 1946). 1 son, Arthur; married Sally Elizabeth Welch, June 28, 1948. Children– Lark, Scott.
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    Born April 13, 1920
    • 1939
      University Illinois
    • 1947 - 1957
      Owner
      Antioch, Tennessee, United States
    • 1952 - 1965
      sales manager, FS Services
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1965 - 1969
      vice president, feed division Hales & Hunter
    • 1965 - 1969
      general manager, feed division Hales & Hunter
    • 1967 - 1969
      president, Pioneer Pellets
    • 1969 - 1974
      general manager, Nixon Feed division ConAgra
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1974
      president, Honeggers & Company
      Fairbury, Nebraska, United States
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