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John Dennis Herrick, American financial planner, consultant, retired food products executive. Decorated knight grand cross Knights of Holy Sepulchre, Order of St. John, knight Commander Order of Polonia Restituta; recipient Queen's Silver Jubilee medal, 1978, Queen's Golden Jubilee medal, 2003, Bishop Cretin award, 2004; named Distinguished Alumnus, University St. Thomas, 1984.


Herrick, John Dennis was born on October 8, 1932 in St. Paul. Son of Willard R. and Gertrude (O'Connor) Herrick.


Bachelor, University St. Thomas, 1954. Master of Business Administration (honorary), University Laval, 1969.


Field auditor, General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, 1954-1959; accounting supervisor, General Mills, Inc., Kankakee, Illinois, 1959-1961; administrative manager, General Mills, Inc., Chicago, 1961-1962; manager auditing, General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, 1962-1965; manager new business development, General Mills, Inc., 1965-1966; director administration and controller Smiths Food Group (subsidiary), General Mills, Inc., London, 1966-1968; president, General Mills Cereals Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1969-1971; Chairman of the Board, president, chief Executive officer, General Mills Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1971-1986; chief operating officer, Borden & Elliot, Toronto, 1986-1989; consultant, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, since 1989; president, Juris Doctor Herrick Foundation. Past chairman Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada, Toronto. Director CP Express &Transport, Toronto.


Past president Junior Achievement Canada, Toronto, 1970-1971, American Club. Past chairman Toronto Area Inds. Development Board, Emmanuel Convalescent Foundation, Toronto, Toronto Harbour Commission.

Past president, member council Board Trade Metropolitan Toronto. Past vice-chairman National Theater School Canada, Montreal. Board directors, past president Catholic Charities Palm Beach.

Member president's council University St. Thomas. Chairman's advisory board Republican National Committee, Roundtable NRSC. Member, treasurer Rep Executive Committee, Palm Beach County.

Board past president DePorres P.L.A.C.E. Board directors Liberty Educational Forum. Board governors University St. Thomas Law School.

Rector's council St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. Captain United States Air Force, 1954-1957. Director Catholic MED Missionary Board, New York City.

Member of Canada Chamber of Commerce (past chairman, governor), Club Colette, PB, Palm Beach Yacht Club, Capital Hill Club (Washington), Knights of Columbus, Accademia Italiana Della Cucuna Club, Hot Stove Club, New York Athletic Club, Royal Canada Yacht Club, Empire Club, Beefeater Club.


Willard R. Herrick

Gertrude (O'Connor) Herrick