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John Parks Coe

chemical engineer.

John Parks Coe, American chemical engineer. Member American Chemical Society (past president New York Rubber Group), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Naugatuck council Boy Scouts American (chairman 1936), Kappa Sigma.; Club: Lotos (New York Lecturer, Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences.

Background

Coe, John Parks was born on December 15, 1889 in Rock Falls, Illinois, United States. Son of Decius Octavius and Emma Elizabeth (Parks) Coe.

Education

Student of University Kansas. Bachelor of Arts, Washburn College, 1911, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1954. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1913.

Career

Began with United States Rubber Company, 1913, at Indianapolis tire plant, 1913-1914, General laboratories, New York City, 1914-1926, engaged in development gas masks for Army and Navy, General laboratories, Naugatuck and Providence plants, 1917-1918, in charge tire development, other product activities General laboratories, 1919-1926, organized tire development department, Detroit, 1927-1930, assistant to president Naugatuck Chemical Company (New York), 1930, factory manager, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1931-1936 general sales manager 1936-1939, general manager Naugatuck Chemical Division since 1939, also Synthetic Rubber div. since 1942. General manager Kankakee Ordnance Works, 1945. Became vice president United States Rubber Company, 1945, now vice-president and general manager.

Chairman of the Board Texas-United States Chemical Company Incorporator Naugatuck Savings Bank. Rubber Reclaimers Association, Inc. Named Chemist of Year, Commercial Chemical Development Association.

Works

  • Contributor to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society (past president New York Rubber Group), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Naugatuck council Boy Scouts American (chairman 1936), Kappa Sigma. Club: Lotos (New York Lecturer, Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Gleed, June 26, 1913. Children: Willis Gleed, Mary Elizabeth.

father:
Decius Octavius Coe

mother:
Emma Elizabeth (Parks) Coe

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Gleed

children:
Willis Gleed Coe

Mary Elizabeth Coe