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John George Polk, American Company executive. member of the board overseers Dartmouth Institute, since 1986; board directors Keep American Beautiful, Inc., since 1988, Food Research and Action Committee, since 1985, Connecticut Association HumanSvcs., since 1990. First lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1954-1956.

Background

Polk, John George was born on June 30, 1932 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1941. Son of Eric and Joan (Hahn) Polk.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954.

Career

Various engineering and finance positions, M&T Chemicals Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1956-1975;with, American Can Company, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1975-1986;senior vice president, controller, American Can Company, 1981;senior vice president operations control, American Can Company, 1981-1984;executive vice president, sector executive packaging, American Can Company, 1984-1986;president American Can Packaging Sector, American Can Company, 1986;senior vice president, Triangle Industries, Inc., New York City, 1986-1987;senior vice president, Primerica Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1987-1988;consultant, Primerica Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1988-1991. Board directors Britmar Corporation.

Membership

Member of the board overseers Dartmouth Institute, since 1986. Board directors Keep American Beautiful, Inc., since 1988, Food Research and Action Committee, since 1985, Connecticut Association HumanSvcs., since 1990. First lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1954-1956.

Connections

Married Barbara Frank, June 21, 1959. Children: Michael, Suzanne.

father:
Eric Polk

mother:
Joan (Hahn) Polk

spouse:
Barbara Frank

child:
Michael Polk

child:
Suzanne Polk