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Insurance executive

John Cook Parish, American insurance executive. Decorated Cross of St. George Colombia; recipient Silver Tamaraw award Philippine Islands, Inter-American award Service to Youth, Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo and Distinguished Eagle award Boy Scouts American, Bronze Wolf award for service to youth of world, Emerald Flower award Republic of China; Baden Powell fellow World Scout Foundation, 1982.

Background

Parish, John Cook was born on March 26, 1910 in Montezuma, Iowa, United States. Son of Ariel Robert and Mary Ora (Cook) Parish.

Education

Student, University of California at Los Angeles. Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1936.

Career

Officer, Dollar S.S. Lines, Seattle, 1930-1931; with, Ginn & Company (publications), Manila, 1933-1934; secretary to the United States representative, Warsaw, Poland, 1934; with, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, since 1936; executive special agent, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 1943-1944; assistant manager Pacific department, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 1947-1948; assistant secretary, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 1948-1950; secretary, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 1950-1968; vice president, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, since 1968; also director. Secretary, St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company, 1950-1968; vice president, St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company, since 1968; also director. Vice president, St. Paul Insurance Company, since 1968.

Membership

Member Bishop's council Minnesota Espiscopal Diocese. Past president, treasurer Summit School for Girls, St. Paul. Past president Indianhead council Boy Scouts American, past regional chairman and member of national Executive Board, international commissioner, vice president, 1972-1978.

Honorary vice president United States Foundation for International Scouting. Chairman St. Paul United Fund, 1963, president, 1966. Trustee Endowment Fund, Seabury Western Theological Seminary, American Humanics Foundation.

Vice president United States Foundation International Scouting, Salem Foundation. Board directors Institute Ecumenical and Cultural Research, St. John's College. Member World Scout Committee.

Board of trustees Naples(Florida) Community Hospital. Senior warden Trinity By the Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, 1981-1982. Director Mooring Pk. Foundation.

Member St. Paul Chamber of Commerce (director since 1973), Somerset Country Club (St. Paul, director 1968), Royal Poinciana Club (Naples, Florida, past president and director), Collier Athletic Club, Beta Theta Pi.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Myers, September 2, 1936. Children: John C., Michael Myers, Judith, Robert S.

father:
Ariel Robert Parish

mother:
Mary Ora (Cook) Parish

spouse:
Elizabeth Myers

child:
Michael Myers Parish

child:
Robert S. Parish

child:
Judith Parish

child:
John C. Parish