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Stephen George Shank

Stephen George Shank, American lawyer, toy manufacturing executive. Bar: Minnesota 1972. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal.

Background

  • Shank, Stephen George was born on December 6, 1943 in Tulsa. Son of Louis Warren and Lillian Margaret Shank.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Iowa, 1965. Master of Arts (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Fletchers School, Tufts University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1972.

    Career

    • Partner Dorsey, Marquart, Windhorst, West & Halladay, Minneapolis, 1972-1974, 78-79, Dorsey, Windhorst, Hannaford, Whitney & Halladay, Minneapolis, 1978-1979. General counsel Tonka Corporation, Hopkins, Minnesota, 1974-1978, secretary, 1974-1979, president, chief executive officer, 1979-1988, chairman, chief executive officer Minnetonka, since 1988, also board directors. Assistant professor law William Mitchell College Law, 1974-1977.

      Board directors National Computer Systems, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1972.

    Works

    • Associate editor: Harvard Law Review, 1971-1972.

    Membership

    Board directors Loring-Nicollet-Bethlehem Center, Minneapolis, 1977, Walker Art Center, since 1989. Board governors Methodist Hospital, 1982-1985. Trustee Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, 1986-1987, Minnesota Medical Foundation, 1986-1987.

    Chairman Vanguard A division, Minneapolis United Way Campaign, 1986. With United States Army, 1966-1969. Member American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, National Association Manufacturers (board directors 1985, 87—), Toy Manufacturers American (vice-chairman 1983, advisory committee 1983-1984, chairman 1984).

    Connections

    • Married Judith Frances Thompson, July 17, 1966. Children: Susan, Mary.
    • father: Louis Warren
    • mother: Lillian Margaret Shank
    • spouse: Judith Frances Thompson
    • children: Susan Shank
    • Mary Shank
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    Born December 6, 1943
    (age 73)
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