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Harry Kennady Wells

Harry Kennady Wells, American spice and food processing company executive. Named Outstanding Engineering Alumnus University Maryland School Engineering, 1976.


  • Wells, Harry Kennady was born on September 4, 1922 in Baltimore. Son of Clifton Kennady and Ruth Jones (Coale) Wells.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Maryland, 1943.


    • With McCormick & Company, Inc., Baltimore, since 1946, vice president, general manager Schilling division San Francisco, 1966-1968, vice president, 1968-1969, president, 1969-1979, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1977-1987, chairman board, 1987-1988, also board directors. Board directors McCormick de Mexico (S.A.), Mexico City, McCormick Properties, Inc., Hunt Valley, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, Maryland National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland National Corporation, Baltimore, PHH Group, Inc., Hunt Valley, Loyola Federal Savings & Loan Association, Baltimore, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Fidelity & Deposit Companies Maryland, Baltimore.


    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.


    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist


    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.


    Past member San Francisco Safety Council. Vice president Hillsborough (California) Board Education, 1965, president, 1966. Member Maryland sponsoring committee Radio Free Europe Fund, Baltimore.

    Board directors Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation, Philadelphia. Former member national advisory council Salvation Army, New York City. Former director United Fund Central Maryland, Baltimore.

    Past trustee, member executive committee Community Chest Baltimore Area. Former trustee McDonogh (Maryland) School. Trustee Nutrition Foundation, New York City, Food and Drug Law Institute, Washington.

    Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Grocery Manufacturers American (director), National Association of Manufacturers (former chairman, director), Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Baltimore Country (Baltimore), Center (Baltimore), Maryland (Baltimore).

    Towson; Hunt Valley Golf (Maryland). Stone Harbor Yacht. (New Jersey), Annapolis Yacht (Maryland). Lodges: Masons; Knight Templar.


    • Married Lois Luttrell, September 8, 1946. Children: Katherine Anne Wells Witbeck, Robert Grayson, David Kennady.
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    Born September 4, 1922
    • 1943
      University Maryland
    • 1946
      With McCormick & Company
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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