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Legal counsel , business executive

John Frederick Bechtel, legal counsel, business executive. Avocations: cruising, sailboating, golf, short wave radio. M C. Board of directors Naples chapter American Heart Association, 1976-1978; president Park Plaza Condo Association, Naples, 1985-1986. Member Naples Yacht Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Phi Eta Sigma, PhiDelta Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Kappa Sigma.

Background

Bechtel, John Frederick was born on August 19, 1914 in Milwaukee. Son of John H. and Hattie (Schmitt) Bechtel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1935;Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1937.

Career

Patent attorney, General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1937-1941;manager Army ground radarprojects, General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1942-1945;assistant general counsel, I.G.E., New York City, 1945-1951;vice president, secretary, Clark Equipment Company, Buchanan, Michigan, 1951-1961;general counsel, Clark Equipment Company, Buchanan, Michigan, 1951-1962;president international operations, Clark Equipment Company, Buchanan, Michigan, 1961-1973;director, vice president all Clark subsidiary, Clark Equipment Company, Buchanan, Michigan, 1952-1972;consultant, Clark Equipment Company, Naples, Florida, 1973-1976;retired, Clark Equipment Company, Naples, Florida, 1976. President, board directors Carver Finance Corporation, Naples, 1982-1988.

Achievements

  • Avocations: cruising, sailboating, golf, short wave radio. M C.

Membership

Board of directors Naples chapter American Heart Association, 1976-1978. President Park Plaza Condo Association, Naples, 1985-1986. Member Naples Yacht Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Phi Eta Sigma, PhiDelta Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Kappa Sigma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cruising, sailboating, golf, short wave radio.

Connections

Married Helen Clark, August 8, 1938 (divorced 1970). 1 child, Julia Bechtel Lehman. Married Frances A. Patterson, Jan 24, 1970.

father:
John H. Bechtel

mother:
Hattie (Schmitt) Bechtel

spouse:
Helen Clark

spouse:
Frances A. Patterson

child:
Julia Bechtel Lehman Bechtel