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Richard Anson Zimmerman

Richard Anson Zimmerman, American food company executive. Recipient Alumni fellow award Pennsylvania State University, 1978, Distinguished Alumni award Pennsylvania State University, 1987, North Carolina.C.J. National Brotherhood award, 1988.


  • Zimmerman, Richard Anson was born on April 5, 1932 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Paul and Kathryn Clare (Wilhelm) Zimmerman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Commerce, Pennsylvania State University, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Lebanon Valley College, 1992.


    • Assistant secretary Mellon Bank, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958. With Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, since 1958, assistant to president, 1965-1971, vice president, 1971-1976, president, chief operating officer, 1976-1984, president, 1984-1985, Chief Executive Officer, 1984-1995, chairman, 1985-1994. Retired, 1994

      Board directors Westvaco Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Stabler Companies, Inc.


    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.


    No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

    Denomination: Methodist


    It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    Trustee Pennsylvania State University, United Theological Seminary Lt United States Navy, 1953-1956. Member Alumni Association Pennsylvania State University (president 1982-1983), Hershey Country Club, Masons, Rotary (president Hershey 1973-1974), Phi Kappa Psi.


    • Married Nancy J. Cramer, December 27, 1952. Children: Linda Joan, Janet Lee.
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    • 1953
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1992
      Lebanon Valley College
    • 1956 - 1958
      Assistant, secretary Mellon Bank
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1994
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