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Frederick James Port, American corporation executive. Served from Second lieutenant to captain, Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1942-1946.; Member Association American Battery Manufacturers (director, president 1964-1965), Society Automotive Engineers, Electrochemical Society.

Background

Port, Frederick James was born on October 13, 1914 in Parkston, South Dakota, United States. Son of Frederick James and Gretchen (Bleser) Port.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1936. Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1940. Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, 1946.

Career

; children—Robert, Thomas, Eric, David, Anthony. Married second, Rolanda DeWinter, September 10, 1971. Children—Jason, Hannah.

Works manager Cribben & Sexton Company, 1946-1949. General manager Hein-Werner Corporation, 1949-1950. Director battery operations Solar Corporation, 1950-1955.

Director engineering Electricity Supply Board, Inc., Cleveland, 1955-1956, manager manufacturing and engineering, 1956-1958, general manager automotive div., 1958-1960, vice president automotive group, 1960-1969, president, chief Executive officer, 1971-1978, also chairman. Director Provident National Bank, Svenska Kullagerfabriken Industries Inc. Provident National Corporation, International Cooperation (United States), Inc.

Trustee Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Membership

Served from Second lieutenant to captain, Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1942-1946. Member Association American Battery Manufacturers (director, president 1964-1965), Society Automotive Engineers, Electrochemical Society. Clubs: Aronimink Golf, Pine Valley Golf.

Connections

Married Edith Ann Whitney, September 14, 1940 (divorced 1964).; married second, Rolanda DeWinter, September 10, 1971. Children: Robert, Thomas, Eric, David, Anthony.

father:
Frederick James Port

mother:
Gretchen (Bleser) Port

spouses:
Edith Ann Whitney

Rolanda DeWinter

children:
Robert Port

Thomas Port

Eric Port

David Port

Anthony Port