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Paper company executive

Gerard Earl Veneman, American paper company executive. Decorated Bronze Star.

Background

Veneman, Gerard Earl was born on June 30, 1920 in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. Son of F. Earl and Ethel Martha (Joyce) Veneman.

Education

Student, University Detroit. Student, Northwestern University.

Career

Sales manager, Agar Packing Company, Chicago, 1945-1949; with, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1949-1985; vice-president, director sales, Nekoosa Papers Inc., 1954-1962; executive vice president, director marketing, Nekoosa Papers Inc., 1962-1969; executive vice president, Nekoosa Papers Inc., 1969-1970; president, Nekoosa Papers Inc., 1970-1985. Board directors Wood County National Bank, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Franklin Electric, Bluffton, Indiana, Sentry Insurance Company, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Membership

President, board directors Alexander Charitable Foundation. Board directors, vice president South Wood County Young Men’s Christian Association, Port Edwards. Board regents University of Wisconsin System, 1979-1986.

Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Sales Association Paper Industry (president 1960, governor since 1964), Writing Paper Manufacturers Association (executive and finance committees since 1954, chairman sulphite bond group 1960-1962, vice president 1960-1962, president 1963-1965), Printing and Writing Association(chairman 1975), American Paper Institute (representative Board of Governors 1963-1965).

Connections

Married Doris D. Alexander, January 10, 1948. Children: Stephanie Joyce, Dean Gerard, Leslie Ann, Nancy Ellen, Jill Edwards.

father:
F. Earl Veneman

mother:
Ethel Martha (Joyce) Veneman

spouse:
Doris D. Alexander

child:
Nancy Ellen Veneman

child:
Jill Edwards Veneman

child:
Stephanie Joyce Veneman

child:
Dean Gerard Veneman

child:
Leslie Ann Veneman