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Louis Edward Klein, business consultant.


Klein, Louis Edward was born on September 20, 1920 in Richard City, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Henry and Jesse Cresswell (Booker) Klein.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1942. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1947.


Shift supervisor, Kentucky Ordnance Works, Atlas Powder, Paducah, 1942-1943;project specialist organic division, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1947-1966;assistant department director, director new business development, assistant general manager organic division, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1947-1966;assistant general manager international division, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1966-1967;director business development new enterprise division, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1967-1971;corporation director licensing, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1971-1977;director new ventures, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1977-1983;president, Klein Associations, St. Louis, since 1983. Senior associate Strategic Planning Insurance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984-1990. General partner Baring Private Equity Partners Ltd., London, since 1984.

Guest lecturer University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Philadelphia, 1986-1993.


Member Clayton (Missouri) Library Board, 1962-1964. Member Parks and Recreation Commission, Clayton, 1964-1966. Member Clayton Board Education, 1963-1965.

Member Science and Technology Council, Regional Commission and Growth Association, St. Louis, since 1980. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1946, World War World War II. Fellow Royal Society Arts, Manufacturing and Community.

Member American Chemical Society, AAAs, Commercial Development Association, Licensing Executives Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, skiing, arts, music.


Married Allie Crockett Leslie, February 3, 1950 (divorced). Children: Susan W., William E., Jane C. Married Carol Bick, February 18, 1981.

William Henry Klein

Jesse Cresswell (Booker) Klein

Allie Crockett Leslie

Carol Bick

Susan W. Klein

William E. Klein

Jane C. Klein