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Robert Ninde Thurston

Robert Ninde Thurston, American grocery products company executive.

Background

  • Thurston, Robert Ninde was born on June 6, 1932 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Edmund Winslow and Eleanor (Ninde) Thurston.

  • Education

    • AB, Bowdoin College, 1954.

    Career

    • Public relations manager Fabric Research Laboratories, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1956-1961. Public relations director Mead Johnson & Company, Evansville, Indiana, 1961-1966, Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, 1966-1968, vice president public relations, 1968-1970, vice president corporation affairs, 1970-1971, director, executive committee, from 1971, senior vice president corporation affairs, 1972-1978, administration, 1978-1979, executive vice president international grocery products, from 1979. Director McDonald's Corporation.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors National Committee for Prevention Child Abuse, 1977-1979, Illinois Crime Commission, 1970-1979. Trustee Highland Park (Illinois) Hospital, since 1976, Illinois Council on Economic Education, 1976-1979. Served with Signal Corps Army of the United States, 1954-1956.

    Member Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Council of Americas (trustee since 1980) Clubs: Union League.

    Connections

    • Married Suzanne Lambert Hamburger, November 24, 1956. Children: Deborah A., David W., Janet E.
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    Died October 21, 2007
    (aged 75)
    • 1954
      Bowdoin College
    • 1956 - 1961
      Public relations manager, Fabric Research Laboratories
      Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1961 - 1966
      public relations director, Mead Johnson & Company
      Evansville, Indiana, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      public relations director, Mead Johnson & Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      public relations director, Mead Johnson & Company
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