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Food products executive

George Melville Conklin, American food company executive. Decorated Combat Infantry badge; named Honorary Commodore, Lake Waco, Tex; recipient Key to City of Cleveland, Tennessee. Trustee Clarkson U., 1976-1986. Served with infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Texas Rangers (honorary), Tau Beta Pi, Somerset Hill Golf Club (Bernardsville, New Jersey), Willoughby Golf Club (Stuart, Florida).


Conklin, George Melville was born on December 29, 1921 in Roselle Park, New Jersey, United States. Son of Melville Guy and Anna Elizabeth (McMahon) Conklin.


Bachelor of Science, Clarkson College of Technology, 1947. Master of Science, Newark College Engineering, 1951. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 1987.


Draftsman, Babcock & Wilcox, New York City, 1939-1942; industrial engineer, Johns-Manville Company, Manville, New Jersey, 1947-1948; industrial engineer, Western Electric Company, Kearny, New Jersey, 1948-1950; industrial engineer, General Ceramics, Keasby, New Jersey, 1950-1951; industrial engineering supervisor, Gen Electric Company, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1951-1952; with, M & M/Mars, Hackettstown, New Jersey, since 1952; president, M & M/Mars, 1968-1978; chairman, M & M/Mars, 1980-1982; group president, Mars, Inc., 1979-1980.


Former member Lake Mohaw(New Jersey) Golf Club, Congresional C.B., Roxiticus Golf Club, Somerset Hills Golf Club, Quail Ridge Government College, Willoughby Government College and Evergreen Government College. Trustee Clarkson University, 1976—1986. Member of Texas Rangers (honorary), Tau Beta Pi.


Married Jean Austin Wiley, February 19, 1944. Children: Andrea(deceased), Blair.

Melville Guy Conklin

Anna Elizabeth (McMahon) Conklin

Jean Austin Wiley

Andrea Conklin (deceased)

Blair Conklin