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Duane Arnold

utility executive.

Duane Arnold, American utility executive. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945; Member Missouri Valley Elec. Association (president 1958), United States Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce (president, director 1969), Association for Business Education (directory); Clubs:.

Background

Arnold, Duane was born on November 12, 1917 in Sanborn, Iowa, United States. Son of Grant D. and Beatrice (Short) Arnold.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell College, 1942. District manager Iowa Electric Light & Power Company, Cedar Rapids, 1948-1949, operations superintendent, 1949-1950, vice president operations, 1950-1954, vice president, general manager, 1954-1961, president, 1961-1969, 69, chairman, president, 1969-1983. Chairman, director Perpetual Savings & Loan Association.

Director Merchants. National Bank, Cedar Rapids, Banks of Iowa. President, director Cedar Rapids & Iowa City R.R., Iowa Land & Building Company Chairman Community Chest, 1953. Trustee Iowa Center for Regional Progress.

Board directors Cedar Rapids Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1959-1960, Public Welfare Bureau. Trustee National Conference of Christians and Jews, Midwest Research Institute, Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Art Association, Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. Trustee, chancellor Herbert Hoover Presidential library association.

Career

Director Merchants.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Missouri Valley Elec. Association (president 1958), United States Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce (president, director 1969), Association for Business Education (directory).

Connections

Married Henrietta Dows, April. Children: Margaret Helen, Duane, Elizabeth, Mary.

father:
Grant D. Arnold

mother:
Beatrice (Short) Arnold

spouse:
Henrietta Dows

children:
Margaret Helen Arnold

Duane Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold

Mary Arnold