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Glass company executive

John Merrill Foster, American glass company executive. Active American Red Cross; active fund drive Marion General Hospital Served with United States Navy, 1918. Member Glass Container Manufacturers Institute (president, trustee), Rotary, Zeta Psi.

Background

Foster, John Merrill was born on May 20, 1891 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Adelbert M. and Lillian (Ragley) Foster.

Education

AB, Williams College, 1920.

Career

With, Foster-Forbes Glass Company, Marion, Indiana, from 1920;treasurer, Foster-Forbes Glass Company, Marion, Indiana, 1929-1935;president, Foster-Forbes Glass Company, Marion, Indiana, 1935-1965;Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Foster-Forbes Glass Company, Marion, Indiana, from 1965. Director First National Bank, Marion.

Membership

Active American Red Cross. Active fund drive Marion General Hospital Served with United States Navy, 1918. Member Glass Container Manufacturers Institute (president, trustee), Rotary, Zeta Psi.

Connections

Married Eleanora Lutz, January 30, 1932. Children: John Joseph, Robert Lutz.

father:
Adelbert M. Foster

mother:
Lillian (Ragley) Foster

spouse:
Eleanora Lutz

children:
John Joseph Foster

Robert Lutz Foster