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Horace ADall Sawyer, business executive.


Sawyer, Horace ADall was born on April 11, 1894 in Fate, Texas, United States. Son of Drew and Maude Agnes (Keyes) Sawyer.


Student, Rockwall (Texas) College, 1912-1913;Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1916.


Various engineering positions,, 1916-1917;district commissioner, acting district commissioner general, agent, unites states department State, Liberia, 1919-1921;associate, Nagle, Witt, Rollins Engineering Company, Dallas, 1922-1923;field engineer, Portland Cement Association, Dallas and Abilene, Texas, 1923-1925;service engineer, Lone Star Cement Corporation, Dallas, 1925-1926;assistant sales manager, Lone Star Cement Corporation, New York City, 1926-1931;vice president, manager Louisiana division, Lone Star Cement Corporation, New Orleans, 1931-1952;president, Lone Star Cement Corporation, New York City, 1952-1961;chairman, Lone Star Cement Corporation, New York City, 1959-1964;member Executive Committee, board directors, Lone Star Cement Corporation, New York City, 1952-1964. Board directors Southern Materials Company. President Cuban Portland Cement Corporation, 1955-1958, chairman, 1958-1959.

President Cia Argentina de Cemento Portland, 1956-1964,Cia Uruguaya de Cemento Portland, 1957-1963. Chairman, Board Of Directors Pioneer Sand & Gravel Company, 1959-1964. Trustee Dry Dock Savings Bank, New York City.


Member of the board commissioner Port of New Orleans, 1948-1951, president, 1951. Vice chairman New Orleans R.R. Terminal Board, 1949-1952. Board directors McGehee's School for Girls, 1944-1951.

Captain C.E., United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (associate, president Louisiana section 1937), American Society for Testing and Materials, Concrete Institute, Portland Cement Association (past board directors), Pan American Society United States, Siwanoy CountryClub, Boston Club, Country Club (New Orleans), Union League Club, American Yacht Club (Rye, New York), Blind Brook Club (Port Chester, New York), Masons (32d degre), Shriners, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Mary Jessie Shiels, December 9, 1924. Children: Horace Adall Junior, Mary Rozell Sawyer Middleton.

Drew Sawyer

Maude Agnes (Keyes) Sawyer

Mary Jessie Shiels

Horace Adall Junior Sawyer

Mary Rozell Sawyer Middleton Sawyer