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George Melville Conklin

George Melville Conklin was American food products executive. Decorated Combat Infantry badge; named Honorary Commodore, Lake Waco, Texas; recipient Key to City of Cleveland, Tennessee.

Background

  • Conklin, George Melville was born on December 29, 1921 in Roselle Park, New Jersey, United States. Son of Melville Guy and Anna Elizabeth (McMahon) Conklin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Clarkson College of Technology, 1947. Master of Science, Newark College Engineering, 1951. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 1987.

    Career

    • Draftsman Babcock & Wilcox, New York City, 1939-1942. Industrial engineer Johns-Manville Company, Manville, New Jersey, 1947-1948, Western Electric Company, Kearny, 1948-1950, General Ceramics, Keasby, 1950-1951. Industrial engineering supervisor Gen Electric Company, Bloomfield, 1951-1952.

      With M & M/Mars, Hackettstown, since 1952, president, 1968-1978, chairman, 1980-1982. Group president Mars, Inc., 1979-1980. Retired, 1982; With infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

    Membership

    Former member Lake Mohaw(New Jersey) Golf Club, Congresional C.B., Roxiticus Golf Club, Somerset Hills Golf Club, Quail Ridge Government College, Willoughby Government College and Evergreen Government College. Trustee Clarkson University, 1976—1986. Member of Texas Rangers (honorary), Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Austin Wiley, February 19, 1944. Children: Andrea(deceased), Blair.
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    • 1947
      Clarkson College Technology
    • 1951
      Newark College Engineering
    • 1987
      Clarkson University
    • 1939 - 1942
      Draftsman Babcock & Wilcox
    • 1947 - 1948
      industrial engineer, Johns-Manville Company
      Manville, New Jersey, United States
    • 1948 - 1950
      industrial engineer, Johns-Manville Company
      Kearny, New Jersey, United States
    • 1950 - 1951
      industrial engineer, Johns-Manville Company
    • 1951 - 1952
      industrial engineer, engineering supervisor Gen Electric Company
      Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
    • 1952
      with M & M/Mars
      Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      group president, Mars
    • 1982
      retired
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