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materials product company executive

Fred Benson Smales, American materials product company executive. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award National Governors Association, 1986.


Smales, Fred Benson was born on October 7, 1914 in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. Son of Fred B. and Mary Alice (Warwick) Smales.


Student public schools, Los Angeles.


With, Champion International, Inc., 1933-1968;successively San Francisco manager, Champion International, Inc., 1938-1944;Los Angeles, Western division manager, Champion International, Inc., 1944-1955;vice president Western sales division, Champion International, Inc., 1955-1965;vice president, regional director, Champion International, Inc., 1965-1968;president Lewers & Cooke, Inc. division, Champion International, Inc., Honolulu, 1966-1968;chairman, Securities of America, Inc., 1968-1970;chairman, president, director, Hawaiian Cement Company, 1970-1984;president, Transpacific Cons., 1984-1994;president, Plywood Hawaii, since 1995.


Trustee Hawaii-Pacific U., Hawaii Maritime Center. Member Chamber of Commerce Hawaii (past chairman), Southern California Yachting Association (senior staff commodore), Balboa Yacht Club (Newport Beach, California, senior staff commodore), Transpacific Yacht, Waikiki Yacht (staff commodore), PacificClub (past president), Royal Hawaiian Ocean Racing (director), Sequoia YachtClub (Redwood City, California, senior staff commodore).


Married Constance Brennan, December 11, 1965. Children: Fred Benson III, Catherine (Mistress Jonathan Christensen). Children by previous marriage: Patricia (Mistress Murray Pilkington), Nancy (Mistress Bruce Clark).

Fred B. Smales

Mary Alice (Warwick) Smales

Constance Brennan

Fred Benson III Smales

Catherine Smales (Mistress Jonathan Christensen)