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Dean Ennis Madden

manufacturing executive

Dean Ennis Madden, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Disting Service award, Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1948, Clayton Frost award, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1949-1950, Clint Dunnagan award, 1950-1951.

Background

Madden, Dean Ennis was born on December 5, 1921 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of George B. and Opal (Ennis) Madden.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Illinois, Urbana, 1943.

Career

Research engineer A. W. Cash Value Manufacturing Corporation, Decatur, 1943—1950, vice president, 1950—1960, executive vice president, 1960—1967, chairman board directors, since 1967. Co-founder Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company, since 1956, also board directors. President Fluid Controls Institute, Morristown, New Jersey, 1957—1958.

Religion

The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

Views

It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

Membership

Vice president Norwegian American Museum, Decorah, Iowa, since 1967. Chairman Macon County Citizens for Eisenhower, 1952, 1956. Trustee University Illinois, Urbana/Chicago, 1981—1987.

Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Decatur Country Club (board directors), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (vice president 1942-1943), Pi Tau Sigma (honorary).

Connections

Married Marilynn Ann Amdal, June 4, 1944. Children: David John, Deborah Madden Williams.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.