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Claude Adams Putnam

business executive.

Claude Adams Putnam, business executive. Member State Council Apprentice Training, Federal Committee Apprenticeship; member National Advisory Board on Mobilization Policy, Washington, 1951-1952. President N.A.M., 1950, Chairman of the Board, 1951.; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).; Rotarian.

Background

Putnam, Claude Adams was born on May 26, 1890 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Fred Asahel and Maude Linscott (Adams) Putnam.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Machinist apprentice, 1908-1910. With Markem Machine Company, Keene, N.H. since 1910, as machine erector, traveling throughout Eastern United States, England, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Ireland, 1911-1913, sales technician, 1914, president, 1919-1956, Chairman of the Board, since 1956, treasurer, since 1940. President F. A. Putnam Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1940-1948, vice president, 1948-1956, Chairman of the Board, since 1956.

Incorporator Cheshire Company Savings Bank. Former city alderman and councilor. Former trustee Keene Hospital.

Past president Keene Young Men’s Christian Association, N.H. Young Men's Christian Association.

Membership

Member State Council Apprentice Training, Federal Committee Apprenticeship. Member National Advisory Board on Mobilization Policy, Washington, 1951-1952. President N.A.M., 1950, Chairman of the Board, 1951.

Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Connections

Married Louise Bedwell Taylor, June 26, 1913. Children: David Frederick, Elizabeth Adams (Mistress.

father:
Fred Asahel Putnam

mother:
Maude Linscott (Adams) Putnam

spouse:
Louise Bedwell Taylor

children:
David Frederick Putnam

Elizabeth Adams (Mrs Putnam