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electric motor manufacturing executive

John Arthur Slayton, American electric motor manufacturing executive. Recipient Citation of Merit University Missouri, Columbia, 1976, Wausau Distinguished Community Service award, 1983, Wisconsin Governor's award, 1986; Paul Harris fellow, 1977; Legacy award established in his honor Wausau Hospital, 1999.

Background

Slayton, John Arthur was born on August 12, 1918 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Ernest Roy and Cora Belle (Hutchison) Slayton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Missouri, 1940.

Career

Salesman, Burroughs Company, Chicago, 1940-1942;accountant, Standard Brands, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1945-1948;executive vice president, Marathon Electric, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1948-1988;president, vice chairman, Marathon Electric, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1988-1997;retired, Marathon Electric, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1997.

Membership

President Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Wausau, 1981-1989, Woodson Young Men’s Christian Association Foundation, since 1977. Board directors Wausau Hospital Center, 1976-1982, North Central Mental Health Foundation, 1980-1985, Wausau Area Volunteer Exchange, 1983-1989, Wasau Health Foundation, since 1975. President, board directors Grant Theatre Foundation, since 1985.

Board directors, treasurer, president Lehigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, since 1985, president, since 1996. Trstuee, elder 1st Presbyterian Church, 1960-1965. Served in United States Navy, 1942-1944.

Member Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce (president, director 1977-1981) Clubs: Wausau Country (president, director 1958-1961), Wausau, Young Men’s Christian Association (president, director 1961-1967). Lodges: Rotary (president, director 1960-1963).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Van Horn Duerr, August 15, 1942. Children: Richard, Elizabeth, Jane, James, Robert, Sarah, Mary.

father:
Ernest Roy Slayton

mother:
Cora Belle (Hutchison) Slayton

spouse:
Elizabeth Van Horn Duerr

child:
Richard Slayton

child:
Elizabeth Slayton

child:
Jane Slayton

child:
James Slayton

child:
Robert Slayton

child:
Sarah Slayton

child:
Mary Slayton