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Truck and automotive industry executive

Jack Hancock Burns, Truck and automotive industry executive. Named Wholesaler of Year, Oregon Auto Parts Association, Portland, 1982; recipient Booth award Salvation Army, Portland, 1986.

Background

Burns, Jack Hancock was born on July 25, 1920 in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Son of Edward Vincent and Margaret May (Hancock) Burns.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Stanford University, 1942; certified naval architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943.

Career

Partner, then president, now chairman board, chief executive officer Burns Brothers Inc., Portland, Oregon, since 1946;, 1946-1990. Now chairman board emeritus Burns Brothers Inc., Portland, Oregon.

Membership

Board directors Portland State University Business School, 1985-1987. President Center East Side Industrial Council, Portland, 1975-1980, board directors, 1980-1987. Chairman State of Oregon-Korea Trade Association, 1981-1987.

Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1941-1946. Member National Association Truck Stops. Clubs: Portland Golf.

Lodges: Rotary (president Portland club 1969-1970).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, gardening, family activities.

Connections

Married Phyllis Gwen Frimoth, July 12, 1946. Children: Scott, Bruce, Heather.

father:
Edward Vincent Burns

mother:
Margaret May (Hancock) Burns

spouse:
Phyllis Gwen Frimoth

child:
Bruce Burns

child:
Heather Burns

child:
Scott Burns