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Herbert Arthur Kern

business executive.

Herbert Arthur Kern, business executive. Served as inspection officer oil branch, Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1918.

Background

Kern, Herbert Arthur was born on August 31, 1890 in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles and Josephine (Combacker) Kern.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1913, Chemical Engineer, 1914.

Career

; children—John, Herbert Arthur. Organized chemical laboratory Pure Oil Corporation, Minneapolis, 1914-1918. Founder Chicago Chemical Company, 1920-1928.

Chairman of the Board and director NALCO Chemical Company, 1928-1961, honorary chairman, since 1961. Chairman board Alchem, Limited Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Director Visco Products Company, Houston and the State Bank of Clearing, Chicago.

Membership

Served as inspection officer oil branch, Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1918.

Connections

Married Edith Louise Speckman September 20, 1917 (deceased. Children: John, Herbert Arthur.

father:
Charles Kern

mother:
Josephine (Combacker) Kern

spouse:
Edith Louise Speckman September 20

children:
John Kern

Herbert Arthur Kern