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Charles Westfield Coker

manufacturer executive.

Charles Westfield Coker, American manufacturer executive. Member Composite Can and Tube Institute (vice president), N.A.M., Newcomen Society, Society Colonial Wars, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Mason, Rotarian.; Club: Lotos, Metropolitan (New York City).

Background

Coker, Charles Westfield was born on August 15, 1906 in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Westfield and Carrie (Lide) Coker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Carolina., 1928, Doctor of Laws, 1958. Postgraduate Harvard School Business, 1929-1930.

Career

With Sonoco Products Company, 1930-1978, vice president, executive vice president, 1934-1961, president, 1961-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1970-1978. Director Sonoco Products Company of Canada, Ltd., Brantford, Ontario, Bank of Hartsville, Hartsville Oil Mill, J. L. Coker & Company, Sonoco de Mexico, S.A., Mexico City, T.P.T. Ltd., Romiley, England, Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Company, Columbia, Newberry & Laurens R.R., South Carolina. National Bank; Carolinas advisory board American Mutual Liability Insurance Company Regional Executive Committee Boy Scouts American.

Chairman of the board of trustees Coker College.

Membership

Member Composite Can and Tube Institute (vice president), N.A.M., Newcomen Society, Society Colonial Wars, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa. Mason, Rotarian.; Club: Lotos, Metropolitan (New York City).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Howard, October 23, 1931. Children: Charles Westfield, Fitzlee Howard.

father:
Charles Westfield Coker

mother:
Carrie (Lide) Coker

spouse:
Elizabeth Howard

children:
Charles Westfield Coker

Fitzlee Howard Coker