Malcolm Emil Lein Edit Profile
Student, University Wisconsin, 1930; Bachelor of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 1936; student, United States Army C.I. School, 1943; student, Command & General staff schedul, United States Army, 1943; student, National War College, 1963.
Assistant head construction department, F.W. Woolworth Company, District Office, Minneapolis, 1936-1941;
private practice architecture and design, St. Paul, since 1946;
instructor, Macalester College, St. Paul, 1947-1950. Director Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, 1947-1977, president, 1973-1979. President, founder Design Cons., Inc., St. Paul, since 1949, Mid-West Credit Corporation, St. Paul, since 1959, Desconi Corporation.
Founder, director Gallery St. Paul, TheCommodore, St. Paul, 1981-1985. Founder, president Madeline Island Art Center, La Pointe, Wisconsin, since 1991.
Trustee, founder Benlei Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1988. Board directors Phoenix Chamber Music Society. Member of advisory county Laynor Foundation Museum Colonel C.E., Army of the United States, 1935-1966, World War II China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.
Commander 385th combat engineer group, research, 1960-1965. Member American Association Museum, American Federation Art, Archives American Art, Retired Officers Association, Air Force Association, Japan American Society Minnesota (vice president board directors), Smithsonian Associations, Phoenix Art Museum, Asian Art Council of Minneapolis The Art Institute of Chicago, Planned Parenthood of Center & Northern Arizona (chairman endowment and planned giving committee).
Married Miriam Balliet Bend, April 13, 1939. Children: Eric Manning, Kristin Anker, R. Kurt Harrison.