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Bert S. Turner

Bert S. Turner, American construction executive.


  • Turner, Bert S. was born on November 2, 1921 in Elizabeth, Louisiana, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1949. Doctor of Science (honorary), Louisiana State University, 1996.


    • With Esso Standard Oil Corporation, 1946-1957, Nichols Construction Inc., Baton Rouge, 1957-1961, Nichols Construction Corporation, Baton Rouge, from 1961. Founder, chief executive officer Turner Industries Ltd., chairman emeritus. Board directors Louisiana State University Foundation, Pennington Biomedical Research.


    Member Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, Baton Rouge Junior Chamber of Commerce. Board director Louisiana State Museum. Chairman board supervisors Louisiana State University, president.

    Industrial Contractors Association. Member Louisiana Political Action Council, Friends of Angio-American Art Museum, Baton Rouge Green, Challenger Learning Center, Lindy Boggs Space Station, Mission Control Committee, Louisiana State University Alumni Association Hall of Distinction, Louisiana State University Engineering Hall of Distinction, T. Harry Williams Center Development Council.


    • Married Suzanne Wilbert. 5 children.
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    Born November 2, 1921
    Died July 17, 2008
    (aged 86)
    • 1943
      Louisiana State University
    • 1949
      Harvard University
    • 1996
      Louisiana State University
    • 1946 - 1957
      With Esso Standard Oil Company
    • 1957 - 1961
      With Esso Standard Oil Company
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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