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business executive.

John Herman Thickens, business executive. Masonite Corporation, Laurel, Mississippi, 1928-1935, vice president manufacturing since 1935; Member American Institute Chemical England, Technology Association Pulp and Paper Industry, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Theta Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Thickens, John Herman was born on May 18, 1884 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John William and Harriet (Erb) Thickens.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1908, Chemical Engineer, 1911.

Career

Research assistant, C. F. Burgess, Madison, Wisconsin, 1906-1909. Appraisal engineer Wisconsin R.R. commission, Madison, 1909-1910. Chemical engineer United States Forest Service, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1911-1913.

Superintendent Brunet Falls Manufacturing Company, Cornell, Wisconsin, 1913. Director labs. Beaver Board Company, Buffalo, New York, 1914. Manager pulp and paper div., Bathurst Paper Company, New Brunswick, 1915-1919.

Vice-president and general manager Mead Fibre Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, 1919-1928.

Membership

Masonite Corporation, Laurel, Mississippi, 1928-1935, vice president manufacturing since 1935. Member American Institute Chemical England, Technology Association Pulp and Paper Industry, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Theta Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

Married Lulu Delle Wellman, September 16, 1908.; married second, Joyce Renira McKessar, November 4, 1937. Children: Richard, Beatrice.

father:
John William Thickens

mother:
Harriet (Erb) Thickens

spouse:
Lulu Delle Wellman

spouse:
Joyce Renira McKessar

child:
Richard Thickens

child:
Beatrice Thickens