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Charles Ritz

businessman

Charles Ritz, businessman. Board directors Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association; Member Minneapolis Club, Minikahda Club (Minneapolis), Thunderbird Club (California), Masons, Shriners.

Background

Ritz, Charles was born on February 15, 1891 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada. Son of George Henry and Elizabeth (Vock) Ritz.

Education

Student, Center Business College, Stratford, Ontario, 1906.

Career

Stenographer Borland Carriage Company, Stratford, 1907-1908, Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, North Bay, Ontario, 1908-1910. Stenographer, sales correspondent Robin Hood Flour Mills, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1910-1912, sales manager in Calgary Alberta, 1912-1914, eastern manager in Montreal, 1914-1931, general manager, 1931-1937, president, 1938-1961, chairman executive committee, from 1961. Vice president International Milling Company, Minneapolis, 1937-1943, president, 1943-1955, chairman board, 1955-1965, honorary chairman, from 1965.

Director Investors Diversified Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MSL Industries, Inc.

Membership

Board directors Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association. Member Minneapolis Club, Minikahda Club (Minneapolis), Thunderbird Club (California), Masons, Shriners.

Connections

Married Evelyn Millicent Herron, July 22, 1924. Children: Gordon Herron, Norma Elizabeth Ritz Phelps.