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Murry P. Berger

Murry P. Berger, American food company executive. Decorated Bronze Star; named Man of Year, Eastern Frosted Foods Association, 1974, National Fisheries Institute, 1990.

Background

  • Berger, Murry P. was born on January 24, 1926 in Pittsburgh. Son of Charles H. and Fannie M. (Buck) Berger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duquesne University, 1948.

    Career

    • Sales manager Seapak Corporation, 1948-1955. President Carnation Seafoods from Ocean of the World Eastern, Inc., 1955-1981. Chairman, chief executive officer Seabrook International Foods (formerly Seabrook Foods, Inc.), Bachelor of Medicine International Consultant, Inc., since 1981.

      Past president National Fishery Institute. 1st representative United States food industry at Canton Fair, People's Republic China, 1972 (26 visits 1972-1991). Member National Committee on United States-China Relations.

      Board directors National Council United States-China Trade. Former member New Jersey Economic Recovery Commission. Member outer continental shelf advisory board United States Department Interior, since 1976.

      Board directors Seapride Corporation.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member international board Columbia University, since 1979. Board directors Duquesne University, since 1978, Caldwell State Theatre, Florida, Ocean Trust Environmental Board Washington. Chairman National Frozen Foods Insurance Fund.

    Trustee New Jersey Private Colleges. Board directors National Fisheries Institute Scholarship Fund, Duquesne University, Century Club, Duquesne University, National Council United States-China Trade. Infantry sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, research, 1948.

    Member National Fish and Seafood Council, Department Commerce.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Walsh, April 23, 1947 (deceased). Children: John Lee, Keith David. Married Linda Singer, November 22, 1990.
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    Born January 24, 1926
    • 1948
      Duquesne University
    • 1948 - 1955
      Sales manager, Seapak Corporation
    • 1955 - 1981
      president, Carnation Seafoods from Ocean of the World Eastern
    • 1981
      chairman, officer Seabrook International Foods (formerly Seabrook Foods
    • 1981
      chief executive, officer Seabrook International Foods (formerly Seabrook Foods