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John E. Bierwirth

business executive.

John E. Bierwirth, business executive. Served as First lieutenant with American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army, 1917-1919.

Background

Bierwirth, John E. was born on April 21, 1895 in Brooklyn. Son of Julius Carl and Nettie Gheradine (Cocks) Bierwirth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1917.

Career

Vice-president, director Thompson-Starrett Company, Inc., contractors, 1919-1929. Vice president New York Trust Company, 1929-1941, president, trustee, 1941-1949. President National Distillers & Chemical Corporation, 1949-1958, Chairman of the Board, director, chief Executive officer, 1958-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1970, chairman of the executive committee, to 1978.

President, director John DeKuyper & Son, Inc. Director Bridgeport Brass Company, Discount Corporation, Reactive Metals, Inc., Merc. Stores Company, Miliken & Company Honorary trustee Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant with American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army, 1917-1919. Clubs: Yale, Pinnacle, Union League (New York City).

Connections

Married Alice M. Von Bernuth, May 24, 1922. Children: John Cocks, Nancy Elizabeth.

father:
Julius Carl Bierwirth

mother:
Nettie Gheradine (Cocks) Bierwirth

spouse:
Alice M. Von Bernuth

children:
John Cocks Bierwirth

Nancy Elizabeth Bierwirth