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Richard Linwood Durgin

Richard Linwood Durgin, American manufacturing executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Gear Manufacturers Association, Newcomen Society, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Durgin, Richard Linwood was born on February 19, 1926 in York, Maine, United States. Son of Harold Linwood and Sarah (Norton) Durgin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with distinction, University Rochester, 1947.

    Career

    • Gear engineer Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, 1947-1952. Gear laboratory engineer Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1952-1955. Gear manufacturer engineer Illinois Gear (division Wallace Murray Corporation), Chicago, 1955-1961, vice president sales, 1961-1969, vice president, general manager, 1969-1977.

      Group vice president Wallace Murray Corporation, New York City, 1977-1979, executive vice president, 1979-1980, president, chief executive officer, 1980-1983. Senior executive vice president Household Manufacturing Inc., Prospect Heights, Illinois, since 1983.

    Politics

    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

    Membership

    Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Gear Manufacturers Association, Newcomen Society, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Masons, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Cunningham, August 11, 1979.
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    Born February 19, 1926
    • 1947
      University Rochester
    • 1947 - 1952
      Gear engineer, Gleason Works
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1952 - 1955
      gear laboratory engineer, Chrysler Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1955 - 1961
      gear manufacturer engineer, Illinois Gear (division Wallace Murray Corporation)
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      group vice president, Wallace Murray Corporation
    • 1983
      senior, executive vice president Household Manufacturing Incorporated
      Prospect Heights, Illinois, United States
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