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Manufacturing executive

John Hampton Leslie was American manufacturing executive. Trustee Signode Foundation, Inc., 1943-1983, Village of Winnetka, Illinois, 1955-1959, Skokie Valley Community Hospital, 1958-1969 (now Rush North Shore Medical Center), Northwestern University; board directors Evanston Hospital, 1972-1981; member Winnetka Board Education, 1963-1969. Member Commercial Club, University Club, Indian Hill Club.

Background

Leslie, John Hampton was born on June 28, 1914 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of John W. and Alma (Bertles) Leslie.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1937.

Career

Design engineer, Signode Corporation (now Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Glenview, Illinois, 1937-1941;vice president engineering and research, Signode Corporation (now Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Glenview, Illinois, 1946-1949;president, Signode Corporation (now Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Glenview, Illinois, 1949-1962;Chairman of the Board, Signode Corporation (now Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Glenview, Illinois, 1962-1982;retired, Signode Corporation (now Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Glenview, Illinois, 1982;chief engineer, South Wind division Stewart Warner Corporation, 1941-1946.

Membership

Trustee Signode Foundation, Inc., 1943-1983, Village of Winnetka, Illinois, 1955-1959, Skokie Valley Community Hospital, 1958-1969 (now Rush North Shore Medical Center), Northwestern University. Board directors Evanston Hospital, 1972-1981. Member Winnetka Board Education, 1963-1969.

Member Commercial Club, University Club, Indian Hill Club.

Connections

Married Virginia Andersen, August 5, 1950. Children: James Woodworth, Victoria Hall.

father:
John W. Leslie

mother:
Alma (Bertles) Leslie

spouse:
Virginia Andersen

child:
James Woodworth Leslie

child:
Victoria Hall Leslie