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Richard Wilford Janson

Richard Wilford Janson, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include 10 patents for aluminum extrusions, structural applications, and track systems; development of methodology for interregional simultaneous determination of output, real income, and commodity flows for n commodities and k regions.

Background

  • Janson, Richard Wilford was born on March 4, 1926 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Wilford Sherwood and Mary Rebecca (Elliott) Janson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Denison University, 1949. Master of Arts, Kent State University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 1986.

    Career

    • Partner Janson Industries, Canton, from 1949. Partner Station WJAN television 17 Canton, 1967-1977. Board directors Molecular Technology, Canton, 1987-1988.

      Treasurer, board directors J.C. Technology, Inc., Canton, since 1986. Chairman Edison Board, Columbus, Ohio, 1983-1993. Adjunct professor Kent (Ohio) State University, since 1987.

      Charter member Thomas Edison Program, since 1982, chairman, 1983-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 10 patents for aluminum extrusions, structural applications, and track systems. Development of methodology for interregional simultaneous determination of output, real income, and commodity flows for n commodities and k regions.

    Works

    • Author: Model of Spatial Revitalization, 1986. Inventor stage hardware, 1980-1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Trustee The Wilderness Center, Wilmot, Ohio, 1967-1988. Chairman West Virginia Seating Company, Huntington, 1975-1978. With United States Navy, 1945-1947.

    Member American Geography Society (councilor), Ohio Academy of Sciences (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Louise Davies, October 31, 1955. Children: Hollis L., Daniel W., Raymond E., Eric H.
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    Born March 4, 1926
    Died April 6, 2008
    (aged 82)
    • 1949
      Denison University
    • 1982
      Kent State University
    • 1986
      Kent State University