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Atherton Bean, American food company executive.

Background

Bean, Atherton was born on September 14, 1910 in New Prague, Minnesota, United States. Son of Francis Atherton and Bertha Juanita (Boynton) Bean.

Education

Student, Blake SchoolBachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Carleton College, 1931;Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), University of Oxford, 1934;postgraduate, Harvard School Business Administration, 1931-1932.

Career

With, Upjohn Company, Dallas, 1934-1936;With, duPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1936-1937;price executive, OPA, Washington, 1942-1943;joined, International Milling Company (company name changed to International Multifoods), Minneapolis, 1937;executive vice president, International Milling Company (company name changed to International Multifoods), Minneapolis, 1944-1955;president, International Milling Company (company name changed to International Multifoods), Minneapolis, 1955-1964;chairman, chief executive, International Milling Company (company name changed to International Multifoods), Minneapolis, 1964-1968;chairman of the executive committee, International Milling Company (company name changed to International Multifoods), Minneapolis, 1968-1984. Chairman of the Board 9th district Federal Reserve Bank, 1961-1965. Director First Bank Minneapolis, 1946-1960, 66-76, Business International, 1969-1983.

Membership

Trustee Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, 1964-1978, Chairman of the Board, 1975-1976, vice Chairman.bd., 1969-1975, 76-78. Trustee Mayo Foundation, Rochester, 1964-1978, Chairman of the Board, 1969-1976. Trustee Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1944-1985, Chairman of the Board, 1961-1968.

Trustee Minneapolis Foundation, 1961-1980, Science Museum Minnesota, 1972-1980. Board directors National Bureau Economics Research, 1970-1979. Appointed by President Nixon to Special Task Force on Economics Growth, 1969, to Presidential Commision on Finance Structure and Regulation, 1970.

Served as civilian special branch Military Intelligence, 1943-1944.

Connections

Married Winifred E. Wollaeger, June 26, 1934. Children: Douglas Atherton, Bruce William.

father:
Francis Atherton Bean

mother:
Bertha Juanita (Boynton) Bean

spouse:
Winifred E. Wollaeger

child:
Douglas Atherton Bean

child:
Bruce William Bean