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Industrial equipment company executive

John Henry Brinker, industrial equipment company executive. Chairman fund appeal St. Mary's Hospital, 1956; trustee University Rochester. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Illinois Chamber of Commerce (director), Chicago Club, Ramada Club.

Background

Brinker, John Henry was born on May 31, 1914 in Cleveland. Son of John Henry and Marion (Crawford) Brinker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Rochester, 1936. Master of Business Administration with high distinction, Harvard University, 1947.

Career

Sales engineer, Pfaulder Company, Rochester, New York, 1937-1942;general sales manager, director marketing, A.O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, 1947-1955;general manager, A.O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, 1955-1959;vice president corporation, A.O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, 1959;vice president marketing, A.O. Smith Corporation, Chicago, 1965-1971;president, A.O. Smith Corporation, Houston, 1971-1972;president, A.O. Smith-Harvestore Products, Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1972-1977;also Chairman, Board Of Directors, A.O. Smith-Harvestore Products, Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois. Executive vice president J.I. Case Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1959-1960. Executive vice president Cherry Burrell Corporation, 1960-1964.

President Glascote Products, Inc., Cleveland, 1964-1965;board directors Howard-Harvestore Ltd., Harleston, England, First Bank & Trust Company, Arlington Heights.

Membership

Chairman fund appeal St. Mary's Hospital, 1956. Trustee University Rochester. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Member Illinois Chamber of Commerce (director), Chicago Club, Ramada Club.

Connections

Married Virginia Grosvenor Bryant, February 10, 1940. Children: Ann Grosvenor, Lynn Crawford, John Henry.

father:
John Henry Brinker

mother:
Marion (Crawford) Brinker

spouse:
Virginia Grosvenor Bryant

child:
Ann Grosvenor Brinker

child:
Lynn Crawford Brinker

child:
John Henry Brinker