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Bernard Edward McCune

Bernard Edward McCune, American construction and land development company executive. Registered professional engineer, California. Decorated Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, purple heart, Purple Heart World Wars; named Honor Citizen of Year, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1974; recipient Golden Man and Boy award, Boys Clubs America, 1973.

Background

  • McCune, Bernard Edward was born on March 24, 1921 in Gresham, Nebraska, United States. Son of Irvin E. and Catherine (Harris) McCune.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Southern California, 1951.

    Career

    • Deputy city engineer, Long Beach, California, 1945—1958. Self-employed in heavy construction contracting, 1958—1961. Senior vice president Shapell Industries, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1961—1967, 1984—1998, vice chairman board directors, 1973—1998.

      Chairman board Kylcor Development Corporation, Empire Cable television. Director Palm Desert National Bank, Council Environment, Employment, Economy and Development, Orange County, California. Served to major Civil Engineering United States Army, 1940-1945.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, California.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Chairman advisory board Salvation Army, Long Beach, 1968, honorary director. Past board directors, vice chairman executive committee Long Beach Chapter American Red Cross. Member 100 Club of Boy Scouts America.

    Board directors National Conference of Christians and Jews. Past president Bixby Hill Community Association. President board directors Boys Clubs Long Beach, 1971—1972.

    Past member California Senate Interim Committee. President board directors Pacific Hospital, Long Beach, 1971—1973. Member of American Legion, Huntington Beach Chamber of C., Building Industry Association California (Orange County, Westminster, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Cerritos) (past chapter treasurer, past board directors, past chairman sts. and highways committee, Long Beach), American Military Engineers Association, National Society Professional Engineers, American Association Engineers, Navy League, Shadow Mountain Country Lodge, Industry Hill Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, International City Club (board directors), Long Beach Exchange Club (past president), Shadow Mountain Country Lodge, Old Ranch Country Lodge, Elks Lodge (Hawaii chapters) (past exalted ruler, past president California, Hawaii chapters), Masons Lodge.

    Connections

    • Married Genevieve Ruth Reeves, July 4, 1941. Children: Garen Lee, Bernard Lynn, Steven Jon.
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    Born March 24, 1921
    • 1951
      University Southern California
    • 1945 - 1958
      Deputy city engineer
      Long Beach, California, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      self-employed in heavy construction contracting
    • 1961 - 1967
      senior, vice president Shapell Industries
      Beverly Hills, California, United States
    • 1984 - 1998
      senior, vice president Shapell Industries
      Beverly Hills, California, United States