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Everett Frederick Zurn, business executive. Recipient Behrend College Medallion Pennsylvania State University, 1983.


Zurn, Everett Frederick was born on March 31, 1908 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Arthur and Clara (Ackerman) Zurn.


Student, Denison U., 1927-1929.


With J.A. Zurn Manufacturing Company, Erie, 1931-1956, president, 1952-1956, Zurn Industries, Inc., Erie, 1956-1965, Chairman of the Board, 1965-1973, chairman of the executive committee, 1973-1985. Director First National Bank Pennsylvania, 1966-1977, Times Public Company, Erie. Member President’s Water Pollution Control Advisory Board, 1965-1968.

Past vice chairman environmental committee B.I.A.C., Paris, 1972-1973. Member regional export expansion council Department Commerce, since 1962, chairman, 1967-1969. Member National Expansion Council, 1967-1969.

Member United States trade missions to, Burma, 1962, Japan, 1962, Greece, 1964.


Member lay advising committee Pennsylvania Medical Society. Member of advisory council College of Engineering Foundation of University Texas. Member Electoral College, 1944.

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Navy League, Newcomen Society, National Association of Manufacturers (director 1970-1973), Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce (past director), Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Erie (Erie), Kahkwa (Erie), Aviation (Erie).


Married Elizabeth Jane Henderson, October 29, 1932. Children: Eleanor Jane (Mistress Peter B. Hutt), Susan Catherine (Mistress James M. Smith, Junior.

John Arthur Zurn

Clara (Ackerman) Zurn

Elizabeth Jane Henderson

Susan Catherine (Mistress James M. Smith Zurn

Jr Zurn

Eleanor Jane Zurn (Mistress Peter B. Hutt)