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Mark Edson Putnam

business executive.

Mark Edson Putnam, business executive.


Putnam, Mark Edson was born on August 6, 1886 in Shiawassee County, Michigan, United States. Son of Edson B. and Emma (Moulton) Putnam.


Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1910, honorary Doctor of Science., 1944. Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1911.


Instructor organic chemical, Case School of Applied Science, 1913-1915. Research chemist Dow Chemical corporation since 1915, plant, div. superintendent, production manager, board of directors, 1915-1941, became vice president, 1942, general manager, 1949, now executive vice president. Past vice president Dow Chemical of Canada, Ltd.

President Cliffs Dow Chemical Company, since 1939. Chairman board Chemical State Savings Bank, Midland, Michigan. Director Second National Bank Saginaw, Michigan.


Member advisory board directors Association of the United States Army. Member Detroit area advisory committee Office of Production Research and Development, West Palm Beach, 1943. Member coal tar products subcommittee of chemical advisory committee, Army-Navy Munitions Board, 1942.

Member of the board of trustees Albion College. Member American Institute Chemical Engineering, Chemical Industry of Great Britain, Manufacturing Chemists Asssociation (board directors), American Chemical Soc (Midland section) American Association for the Advancement of Science, Engineering Society of Detroit, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma. Clubs: Chemists (New York).


Married Charlotte Sheldon, September 11, 1913. Children: Ruth Putnam (Mistress.

Edson B. Putnam

Emma (Moulton) Putnam

Charlotte Sheldon

Ruth Putnam (Mrs Putnam