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Frank William Considine

container corporation executive

Frank William Considine, American container corporation executive. Named to Chicago Business Hall of Fame, 1985.


Considine, Frank William was born on August 15, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank Joseph and Minnie (Regan) Considine.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 1943. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1986. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northwestern University, 1987.


Partner F. J. Hogan Agency, Chicago, 1945-1947. Assistant to president Graham Glass Company, 1947-1951. Owner F.W. Considine Company, 1951-1955.

Vice president Metro Glass division Kraftco, 1955-1960. Vice president, director National Can Corporation (now American National Canada Company), 1961-1967, executive vice president, 1967-1969, president, 1969-1988, Chief Executive Officer, 1973-1988, chairman, 1983-1990, honorary chairman executive committee, since 1990. Vice chairman Triangle Industries, Inc.

(former parent corporation), New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1985-1988. Board directors Pechiney International, S.A., Encyclopedia Brittanica, First Chicago Corporation, First National Bank Chicago, Helene Curtis Industries, Inc., Schwitzer, Inc., Scotsman Industries, Maytag Corporation, International Minerals and Chemical Corporation Fertilizer Group Inc. Member board governors Midwest Stock Exchange, Chicago.


Trustee, executive committee Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Board directors Lyric Opera Chicago. Chairman board trustees Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, Loyola University, Chicago Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member Economic Club Chicago, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (1st annual Daniel H. Burnham award 1992), Commercial Club, Mid-American Club, Glen View Golf Club, Old Elm Club.


Married Nancy Scott, April 3, 1948.