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Burleigh Edmund Jacobs

Burleigh Edmund Jacobs, American foundry executive. Recipient Frederick A. Lorenz Memorial Gold medal Steel Founders' Society of America, 1970, Distinguished Service Engineer award, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1980, Distinguished Business Alumnus award School Business, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1990; named Marketing Man of Year, Sales and Marketing Executives Milwaukee, 1980.


  • Jacobs, Burleigh Edmund was born on February 3, 1920 in Milwaukee. Son of Burleigh Edmund and Ora (Harmon) Jacobs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1942.


    • Joined Grede Foundries, Inc., Milwaukee, 1945. Successively works manager Iron Mountain Foundry, 1947-1949. Works manager Milwaukee Steel Foundry, 1950-1951, assistant sales manager, 1952-1957, assistant vice president, 1957-1960, president, 1960-1973, chairman, chief executive officer, since 1973.

      Board directors Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, Milwaukee.


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    President board Metropolitan Milwaukee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1968-1970. Member Greater Milwaukee Committee, since 1969. Board directors Junior Achievement, 1968-1971, Better Business Bureau Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

    Member Steel Founders' Society of America (president 1966-1969), American Foundrymen's Society (vice president 1971-1972, president 1972-1973, Peter L. Simpson gold medal 1983), Cast Metals Federation (president 1974), Gray and Ductile Iron Founders' Society (Gold medal 1973) Clubs: Bluemound Country (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin).


    • Married Janet Eloise Grede, November 1, 1942. Children: Mary (Mistress Merrill York), Bruce, Scott, William.
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    Born February 3, 1920
    • 1942
      University Wisconsin
    • 1945
      Joined Grede Foundries
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1947 - 1949
      successively works manager, Iron Mountain Foundry
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