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John Weston Hobbs

manufacturer executive.

John Weston Hobbs, American manufacturer executive. Served from captain to major Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation.; Member Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Association Commerce and Industry, Illinois History Society (life), American Legion. Elk.

Background

Hobbs, John Weston was born on November 5, 1889 in Maroa, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank L. and Lillian J. (Babeuf) Hobbs.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

United States Ordnance Department, Rock Island, Illinois, 1914-1917, 20-22. Experimental engineer Borg & Beek (subsidiary Borg-Warner Company, Chicago), Moline, Illinois, 1922-1924, vice president, general manager A. O. Norton div., Boston, 1924-1926, Moline, Illinois, 1926-1930. Vice president, general manager George W. Borg Corporation, Chicago, 1930-1937.

President John W. Hobbs Corporation, Springfield, Illinois, since 1938. Director Stewart Warner Corporation President board of managers Oak Ridge Cemetery. Board directors Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Past director Young Men's Christian Association.

Membership

Served from captain to major Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation. Member Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Association Commerce and Industry, Illinois History Society (life), American Legion. Elk.; Clubs: Sangamo, Illini Country (Springfield).

Connections

Married Ellen Miller, June 28, 1933. Children: John Weston, Carole E. Automotive engineer.

father:
Frank L. Hobbs

mother:
Lillian J. (Babeuf) Hobbs

spouse:
Ellen Miller

children:
John Weston Hobbs

Carole E. Automotive engr Hobbs