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John Frank Van Tassell

John Frank Van Tassell, American manufacturing executive. Registered professional engineer, Alabama. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1958. Member Society Plastics Engineers, Barbershop Singing Society, American Legion (Commander 1953), American Legion National (chairman uniformed groups congress 1958), Drew Chamber of Commerce (president 1969), Rho Alpha Tau, Phi Sigma Kappa. Lodges: Shriners, Masons.

Background

  • Tassell, John Frank Van was born on November 27, 1926 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Howard Perlee and Willie Maude (Battle) Van Tassell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University Alabama, 1951.

    Career

    • General manager Lake Center Switch Company, Winona, Minnesota, 1965-1970. President Delta Molded Products, Talladega, Alabama, 1970-1973. Manager plastics group Sunbeam Corporation, Oak Grove, Illinois, 1973-1978.

      Private practice management consultant Greenville, Texas, 1978-1987. President Ken Meyer Company, Inc., Conway, Arkansas, 1987-1988. Consultant General Tire, Ada, Oklahoma, 1978-1980, Jayfro Corporation, Waterford, Connecticut, 1981.

      Professor humanities John Dewey University, Washington, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Alabama.

    Works

    • Inventor school bus seat.

    Politics

    All Christians should fulfill their God-given responsibility to engage in the public life of the nation.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.

    Membership

    Sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1958. Member Society Plastics Engineers, Barbershop Singing Society, American Legion (Commander 1953), American Legion National (chairman uniformed groups congress 1958), Drew Chamber of Commerce (president 1969), Rho Alpha Tau, Phi Sigma Kappa. Lodges: Shriners, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Doris Pearl Pointer, December 24, 1948 (divorced June 1973). Children: Frank Edward, Julie Ann, John Alan. Married Frances Spradlin, October 19, 1973 (divorced July 1987).

      Children: Daniel Mark, Ellen Denise.
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    • 1951
      University Alabama
    • 1965 - 1970
      General manager, Lake Center Switch Company
      Winona, Minnesota, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      president, Delta Molded Products
      Talladega, Alabama, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      manager, plastics group Sunbeam Corporation
      Oak Grove, Kentucky, United States
    • 1978 - 1987
      private practice, management consultant Greenville
      Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      president, Ken Meyer Company
      Conway, South Carolina, United States