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Food products executive

Kenneth Jay Douglas, American food products executive. Bar: Illinois 1950, Indiana 1952. Member Chicago Committee With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Chicago Club, Economic Club, Executives Club, Commercial Club (Chicago), Oak Park Country Club, River Forest Tennis Club, Old Baldy Country Club (Wyoming).

Background

Douglas, Kenneth Jay was born on September 4, 1922 in Harbor Beach, Michigan, United States. Son of Harry Douglas and Xenia (Williamson) Douglas.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1940-1941, 46-47; Juris Doctor, Chicago Kent College Law, 1950; graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1962.

Career

Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1950-1954; director industrial relations, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1954-1964; vice president finance and administration, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1964-1970; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1970-1987; Chairman of the Board, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1987-1989; vice-chairman, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1989-1992. Board directors Richardson Electonics, Ltd., Andrew Corporation. Board directors, vice chairman Loyola University Health System.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1950, Indiana 1952.

Membership

Chairman board of trustees West Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois. Member board overseers Illinois Institute Technology/Chicago-Kent College Law. Member Chicago Committee With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Member Chicago Club, Economics Club, Executives Club, Commercial Club (Chicago), Oak Park Country Club, River Forest Tennis Club, Old Baldy Country Club (Wyoming).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Ann Schweizer, August 17, 1946. Children: Connie Ann, Andrew Jay.

father:
Harry Douglas Douglas

mother:
Xenia (Williamson) Douglas

spouse:
Elizabeth Ann Schweizer

child:
Connie Ann Douglas

child:
Andrew Jay Douglas