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lawyer , business executive

Karl Robin Bendetsen, business executive, lawyer. Directed evacuation of Japanese from West Coast, 1942. Directed evacuation of Japanese from West Coast, 1942. Served to colonel United States Army, 1940-1946; special representative secretary of war to General MacArthur 1941. Member Theta Delta Chi.

Background

Bendetsen, Karl Robin was born on October 11, 1907 in Aberdeen, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Albert M. and Anna (Bentson) Bendetsen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1929; Juris Scientiae Doctor, Stanford University, 1932.

Career

Practiced law, Aberdeen, Washington, 1932-1940; management counsel, 1946-1947; consultant special assistant to secretary, unites states department Defense, 1948; assistant secretary, Department Army, 1948-1950; under secretary, Department Army, 1950-1952; director general, United States Railroads, 1950-1952; Chairman of the Board, Panama Canal Company, 1950-1954; counsel, Champion Papers, 1952-1953; vice president Texas division, Champion Papers, 1953-1955; vice president operations, Champion Papers, 1955-1960; Chairman of the Board, president, chief Executive officer, Champion Papers, 1960-1967; director, Westinghouse Electric, 1961-1980; chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Champion International, 1967-1972; director, New York Stock Exchange, 1972-1982; chairman of the executive committee, Champion International, 1973-1975. Special United States representative with rank of ambassador to West Germany, 1956, special United States ambassador to Philippines, 1956. Chairman advising committee to secretary Department Defense, 1962.

Vice chairman Defense Manpower Commission, 1974-1976. Board overseers Hoover Institution. Chairman panel on Strategic Defense Initiative for President Reagan, 1980-1984.

Achievements

  • Directed evacuation of Japanese from West Coast, 1942.

Membership

Directed evacuation of Japanese from West Coast, 1942. Served to colonel United States Army, 1940-1946. Special representative secretary of war to General MacArthur 1941.

Member Theta Delta Chi. Clubs: Links (New York City), Metropolitan (New York City), Brook (New York City). Chicago; Washington Athletic (Seattle).

Bohemian (San Francisco), Pacific Union (San Francisco). F Street (District of Columbia), Georgetown (District of Columbia). Everglades (Palm Beach, Florida), Bath and Tennis (Palm Beach, Florida).

Connections

Son of Albert M. and Anna (Bentson) B. M. Billie McIntosh, 1938. 1 son, Brookes McIntosh.

M. Maxine Bosworth, 1947. 1 daughter, Anna Martha. M. Gladys Ponton de Arce Heurtematte Johnston, 1972.

father:
Albert M. Bendetsen

mother:
Anna (Bentson) Bendetsen

spouse:
Gladys Ponton de Arce Heurtematte Johnston

spouse:
Maxine Bosworth

spouse:
Billie McIntosh