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Insurance company executive

John Thomas Gurash, American insurance company executive. board directors Weingart Foundation.

Background

Gurash, John Thomas was born on November 25, 1910 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Nicholas and Katherine (Restovic) Gurash.

Education

Student Loyola University School Law, Los Angeles, 1936, 38-39.

Career

With American Surety Company New York, 1930-1944. With Pacific Employers Insurance Company, 1944-1953. President, organizer Meritplan Insurance Company, 1953-1959.

Executive vice president Pacific Employers Insurance Company, 1959-1960, president, 1960-1968, chairman, board, 1968-1976. Vice president Insurance Company N. American, 1966-1970. Executive vice president, director INA Corporation, 1968-1969, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1969-1974, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1974-1975, Chairman of the Board, 1975, chairman of the executive committee, 1975-1979.

Chairman of the Board CertainTeed Corporation and Saint Gobain Corporation, 1978-1992, chairman emeritus, 1992. Chairman Horace Mann EducatorsCorp., Springfield, Illinois, 1989-1996, chairman emeritus, 1996. Director St. Gobain Corporation, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1991-1992.

Trustee emeritus Occidental College, Los Angeles. Former trustee Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles. Director Weingart Foundation.

Membership

Board directors Weingart Foundation.

Connections

Married Katherine Mills, February 4, 1934. 1 child, John N. With American.

father:
Nicholas Gurash

mother:
Katherine (Restovic) Gurash

spouse:
Katherine Mills

child:
John N. With Am Gurash