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Gail Elliott Spain, American company executive. Member government commission studying food problems, Germany, Poland, France, England, 1947; member Executive Committee Farm Equipment Institute; Served in the United States Navy, World War I.; Member American Road Builders Association (director) manufacturers div.), Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (director).

Background

Spain, Gail Elliott was born on September 29, 1898 in Bull Run, Oregon, United States. Son of Joseph H. and Minnie Irene (Andre) Spain.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State College, 1916-1920.

Career

Began as mechanic draftsman, 1920. With Willamette Iron & Steel Works, Portland, Oregon, 1920-1929, sales manager, 1927-1929. General manager Sullivan Machinery Company, Claremont, N.H., 1938.

Joined Caterpillar Tractor Company, 1929, general sales manager, 1940, in charge San Leandro plant, 1942-1943, vice president since 1942.

Membership

Member government commission studying food problems, Germany, Poland, France, England, 1947. Member Executive Committee Farm Equipment Institute. Served in the United States Navy, World War I.

Member American Road Builders Association (director) manufacturers div.), Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (director). Clubs: Creve Coeur, County (Peoria, Illinois).

Connections

Married Eula Ellen Miller, September 15, 1921. Children: Marjorie, Ruth, Gail.

father:
Joseph H. Spain

mother:
Minnie Irene (Andre) Spain

spouse:
Eula Ellen Miller

child:
Marjorie Spain

child:
Ruth Spain

child:
Gail Spain