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Manufacturing executive

John N. Dodgen, American manufacturing executive. Named one of One Thousand Great Americans, 2003. Licensed Baptist lay minister, since 1954; trustee Central Baptist Seminary, 1963-1973; chairman campaign Humboldt Area Family Aquatic Ctr; president Humboldt County Taxpayers Association, 2002. Member Rotary.

Background

Dodgen, John N. was born on June 22, 1926 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Claude W. and Pearl M. (Glass) Dodgen.

Education

Bachelor, Ottawa University, 1956. Program for Management Development, Harvard University, 1961.

Career

Vice president distribution farm equipment Dodgen & Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1947-1956. Vice president manufacturing and distribution farm equipment Dodgen Associated Manufacturers, Sioux City, 1956-1958. President manufacturing and distribution farm equipment Silbaugh Manufacturing, Humboldt, 1958-1961.

President manufacturing farm and industrial equipment Dodgen Industries, Inc., since 1961. President, owner Rib Cage, Fort Dodge. President, founder John N. Dodgen Foundation, since 1960.

President Dodgen Leasing Corporation, Humboldt, since 1964, Born Free, Inc., Humboldt, since 1969, Fiberglass Fabricators, Inc., Humboldt, since 1984, Dodgen Mobile Technologies, Humboldt, since 1990, Custom Cabinets, Humboldt, Born Free Florida, since 1998, Born Free Kansas, since 1999, Born Free California, since 1999. Owner, president The Rib Cage, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Trustee Ottawa (Kansas) University, 1964-1999.

Board directors Iowa Association Business and Industry.

Membership

Licensed Baptist lay minister, since 1954. Trustee Central Baptist Seminary, 1963-1973. Chairman campaign Humboldt Area Family Aquatic Ctr.

President Humboldt County Taxpayers Association, 2002. Member Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting pheasants, geese, ducks, fishing, public speaking.

Connections

Married Wanda Lou Edwards. Children: James, Mary Lou, John C.T., Lori.

father:
Claude W. Dodgen

mother:
Pearl M. (Glass) Dodgen

spouse:
Wanda Lou Edwards

child:
James Dodgen

child:
Mary Lou Dodgen

child:
John C.T. Dodgen

child:
Lori Dodgen