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business executive

Karl Dean Bays, business executive. Trustee emeritus Duke University, Northwestern University; life member board directors Lake Forest Hospital Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1955-1957. Member of Economic, Commercial, Mid-American (Chicago); Glen View; Old Elm, Onwentsia.

Background

Bays, Karl Dean was born on December 23, 1933 in Loyall, Kentucky, United States. Son of James K. and Myrtle (Criscillis) Bays.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Eastern Kentucky University, 1955. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Eastern Kentucky University, 1977. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1958.

Distributed control system (honorary), Union College, Kentucky, 1971.

Career

With, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, 1958-1985;president, board directors, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, 1970;chief Executive officer, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1985;Chairman of the Board, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, 1974-1985;Chairman of the Board, Baxter International, Deerfield, Illinois, 1985-1987;chairman, chief Executive officer, Whitman Corporation, Chicago, 1987-1989;also board directors, Whitman Corporation, Chicago. Board directors Amoco Corporation, Delta Air Lines, Inc., American Productivity and Quality Center.

Membership

Trustee emeritus Duke University, Northwestern University. Life member board directors Lake Forest Hospital Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1955-1957. Member of Economic, Commercial, Mid-American (Chicago).

Glen View; Old Elm, Onwentsia.

Connections

Married Billie Joan White, June 4, 1955. Children: Robert D., Karla.

father:
James K. Bays

mother:
Myrtle (Criscillis) Bays

spouse:
Billie Joan White

child:
Robert D. Bays

child:
Karla Bays