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Manufacturing executive

James Arthur Searles, American manufacturing executive. Member National Association Accountants, St. Paul Art Center (vice president), Minnesota Museum Art (president board 1960-1970), National Association Manufacturers, Council Planning Executives, Conference Board.

Background

Searles, James Arthur was born on July 19, 1921 in Luverne, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jess Frederick and Clara Amanda (Warne) Searles.

Education

Student, Mankato State Teachers College, 1947. Bachelor, Macalester College, 1948. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1950.

Career

Cost accountant Tape and Allied Products Group 3M Company, 1950-1955, division accountant Industrial Tape division, 1955-1958, division controller Mid-States, Retail and Industrial Tape division, 1958-1961, division controller Retail Tape and Gift Wrap, Industrial Tape, Derby Sealers, 1961-1963, controller photographic products group, 1963-1965, controller international operations, 1965-1977, controller, 1977-1978, vice president, controller, 1978-1982, vice president strategic planning services St. Paul, from 1982.

Membership

Member National Association Accountants, St. Paul Art Center (vice president), Minnesota Museum Art (president board 1960-1970), National Association Manufacturers, Council Planning Executives, Conference Board.

Connections

Married Margaret Elizabeth Kieren, September 1, 1950. Children: Deborah, James Robert.

father:
Jess Frederick Searles

mother:
Clara Amanda (Warne) Searles

spouse:
Margaret Elizabeth Kieren

child:
Deborah Searles

child:
James Robert Searles