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Lester Everett Hammar

Lester Everett Hammar was American manufacturing executive.

Background

  • Hammar, Lester Everett was born on December 15, 1927 in Tillamook, Oregon, United States. Son of Leo E. and Harriet L. (Parsons) Hammar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Washington University, 1964.

    Career

    • With Montsanto Company, 1952-1969. Controller Monsanto-Europe, 1966-1969. Vice president, controller Smith Kline & French Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1969-1972, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1972-1988.

      Retired, 1988

      Board trustees Asia House Investments. Project manager Executive Service Corporation Chicago.

    Membership

    Member audit committee City of Lake Forest. Ruling elder, clerk of session 1st Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. Board directors Haven, Clara Abbott Fund.

    Board directors Teton County Housing Authority. Director, treasurer Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation 1st lieutenant Field Artillery, Army of the United States, 1951-1952. Member Fin Executives Institute, American Management Association (former chairman finance council, board member), 100 Club of Lake Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Margrit Steigl, May 9, 1964. Children: Lawrence, Thomas, Stephanie.
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    Born December 15, 1927
    • 1950
      Oregon State University
    • 1964
      Washington University
    • 1952 - 1969
      With Montsanto Company
    • 1966 - 1969
      controller, Monsanto-Europe
    • 1969 - 1972
      vice president, Smith Kline & French Laboratories
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      controller, Smith Kline & French Laboratories
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1972 - 1988
      vice president, Smith Kline & French Laboratories
      North Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1988
      controller, Smith Kline & French Laboratories
      North Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1988
      retired
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