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Louis Wilson Menk

executive

Louis MENK, American railroad executive. Award 1970. Board of Trustees, University of Denver, Business Roundtable, New York; Business Council, Washington D.C., Board of Trustees, Conference Board.

Background

Menk, Louis Wilson was born on April 8, 1918 in Englewood, Colorado, United States. Son of Louis Albert and Daisy Deane (Frantz) Menk.

Education

Student, Denver University, 1938. Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1953. Graduate, Transportation School, Northwestern University, 1959.

Doctor of Laws, Drury College, 1965. Doctor of Laws, Denver University, 1966. Doctor of Laws, Monmouth College, 1967.

Career

With U.P. R.R., 1936-1940. With St. L.-San Francisco R.R., 1940-1965, telegrapher, 1940, chairman, president, 1964-1965. President, director Burlington Lines, Chicago, 1965-1966, Northern Pacific Railroad, St. Paul, 1966-1970.

President Burlington Northern Inc., 1970-1971, chairman, chief executive officer, 1971-1978, chairman board, 1978-1981, also director. Chairman, chief executive officer International Harvester, 1982, chairman, 1982-1983. Board directors Beverly Enterprises.

Chairman board Black Mountain Gas Company.

Membership

Board of Trustees, University of Denver, Business Roundtable, New York. Business Council, Washington D.C., Board of Trustees, Conference Board.

Connections

Married Mary Louise Menk. Children: David Louis, Barbara Annual.

father:
Louis Albert Menk

mother:
Daisy Deane (Frantz) Menk

spouse:
Mary Louise Menk

child:
David Louis Menk

child:
Barbara Annual Menk