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George Chaffee Dillon

George Chaffee Dillon, American manufacturing executive. past chairman board trustees Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; trustee Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri; board overseers Harvard University, 1980-1986. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Background

  • Dillon, George Chaffee was born on October 29, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Edward J. and Mary (Coon) Dillon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1944. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1948.

    Career

    • Administrative assistant J. A. Bruening Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1948-1951. With Butler Manufacturing Company, 1951-1986, treasurer, from 1960, vice president, 1961-1963, executive vice president, 1963-1967, president, 1967-1978, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1978-1986. Chairman Manville Corporation, Denver, 1986-1991.

      Board directors Johns Manville Corporation, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Newhall Land and Farming Company, Astec Industries, Chattanooga. Chairman oversight committee National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

    Membership

    Past chairman board trustees Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. Trustee Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Board overseers Harvard University, 1980-1986.

    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Alamo Kent, September 11, 1948. Children: Kent, Courtney, Emily.
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    Born October 29, 1922
    • 1944
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1948 - 1951
      Administrative assistant, J. A. Bruening Company
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      with Butler Manufacturing Company
    • 1986 - 1991
      chairman, Manville Corporation
      Denver, Colorado, United States
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