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Jesse Clarence Ducommun

engineer.

Jesse Clarence Ducommun, American engineer. Member Illinois State, Whiting, East Chicago C.’s of Commerce., Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, American Petroleum Institute (creator operating practices committee), National Petroleum Refiners Association (director), Chicago Athletic Association, Iowa History Society, Indiana Society Chicago.

Background

Ducommun, Jesse Clarence was born on September 16, 1904 in Cleghorn, Iowa, United States. Son of Louis H. and Rose (Stahly) Ducommun.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Morningside College, 1926. Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1927, Master of Science, 1928, C.E., 1932. Postgraduate University of Illinois, Chicago, Lewis Institute, Harvard.

Career

U. Iowa, 1927-1928; instructor University of Illinois, 1928. Design engineer Standard Oil Corporation, 1929-1932, chief inspection engineer, 1932-1934, various refinery operations, 1934-1948, Whiting (Indiana) refinery manager, 1948-1952, director, general manager manufacturing, 1956-1960. Director Calumet Nitrogen Products Company, since 1955, president, since 1961.

President, director Waterview Seafood Corporation, since 1961. Vice-president, director American Oil Corporation (Maryland.), since 1961, (Texas), since 1961. Chairman Whiting unit Salvation Army, since 1955.

Past president Lake County Tuberculosis Association, Lake County X-ray Survey Foundation. Advisory board St. Margaret Hospital. Trustee Whiting (Indiana) Community Center.

Director Junior Achievement of Chicago Registered profile engineer, Indiana.

Works

  • Author (with others) books on refinery process safety.

Membership

Member Illinois State, Whiting, East Chicago C.’s of Commerce., Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, American Petroleum Institute (creator operating practices committee), National Petroleum Refiners Association (director), Chicago Athletic Association, Iowa History Society, Indiana Society Chicago. Clubs: South Shore Country (governor), Executives (Chicago.

Connections

Married Elizabeth B. Rasmus, October 3, 1927. Children: Dale J., Donald P., Diane E. Research assistant.

father:
Louis H. Ducommun

mother:
Rose (Stahly) Ducommun

spouse:
Elizabeth B. Rasmus

children:
Dale J. Ducommun

Donald P. Ducommun

Diane E. Research assistant Ducommun