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graphics equipment and service company executive

Merle Henry Banta, American Graphics equipment and service company executive. Registered profile engineer. Recipient Daniel Mead award American Society of Civil Engineers, 1955. Named Baker scholar Harvard University Business School, Boston, 1961. Trustee Pasadena Polytechnic School, California, since 1977; board overseers Huntington Library, San Marino, California, since 1972. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1959;North Africa.


Banta, Merle Henry was born on December 11, 1932 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert Merle and Vivian Mae (Brown) Banta.


Bachelor of Science, Washington University, St. Louis, 1954. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961.


Cons., McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles, 1961-1964;chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Leisure Group, Los Angeles, 1964-1984;chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Pacific Homes, Los Angeles, 1981-1984;chairman, chief Executive officer, AM International, Inc., Chicago, since 1984;president, AM International, Inc., Chicago, 1984-1985, 88-;president, Stanley Works, Farmington, Connecticut. Director Mark Controls Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, Leisure Group, Los Angeles, Pacific Homes, Los Angeles.


  • Registered professional engineer.


Trustee Pasadena Polytechnic School, California, since 1977. Board overseers Huntington Library, San Marino, California, since 1972. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1959.

North Africa; Member of California, Jonathon (Los Angeles). Economic, Chicago (Chicago).


Married June M. Mueller, June 17, 1955. Children– Brenda J. Williams, Berton M., Bradford C.

Albert Merle Banta

Vivian Mae (Brown) Banta

June M. Mueller

Brenda J. Williams Banta

Berton M. Banta

Bradford C. Banta