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Merle Kendall Bird Edit Profile

metal products executive

Merle Kendall Bird, American metal products executive.

Background

Bird, Merle Kendall was born on July 1, 1927 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States. Son of Eugene Clifford and Freida Fern (Kerr) Bird.

Education

Student, University Minnesota, 1945—1946. Bachelor of Science in Education, Western Illinois University, 1949. Master of Science in Education, North Illinois University, 1956.

Career

Basketball official Illinois High School Association, Colusa and Crystal Lk., 1949—1967, football official, 1952—1957. Teacher, coach, athletic director School District 311, Colusa, 1949—1952, School District 47, Crystal Lk., 1952—1957. Production manager TC Industries, Inc., 1957—1965, personnel manager, 1965—1974, director employee public relations, since 1974.

Director employee relations TC Industries Canada, TC Industries Europe Ltd., 1985. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946.

Membership

President McHenry County Tuberculosis Association, 1962—1965, DuPage-McHenry Lung Association, 1968—1971, Crystal Lk. Park District, 1970, 1973, Four Colonies Townhouse Association, 1981—1983. Marshall 4th of July Parade, Crystal Lk.

Campaign executive United Way. Cubmaster Blackhawk Area council Boy Scouts America, 1964—1966. Secretary McHenry Hospital Board, 1974—1979.

Vice president American Lung Association, Illinois, 1980, 1983, 1987. President St. Thomas School Board, 1967—1968. Member of Terra Cotta Newsletter, American Legion, Crystal Lk.

Junior Chamber of C (president 1960-1961, Awards 1959, 1962), McHenry County Personnel Managers, McHenry County Manufacturing Association 1961, Editor, Lions.

Connections

Married Helen Marie Hohn, June 16, 1951. Children: Stephen Kent, Cynthia June, David Kurt, Kim Marie, Kevin Lee, Rebbecca Susan.

father:
Eugene Clifford Bird

mother:
Freida Fern (Kerr) Bird

spouse:
Helen Marie Hohn

child:
Stephen Kent Bird

child:
Cynthia June Bird

child:
David Kurt Bird

child:
Kim Marie Bird

child:
Kevin Lee Bird

child:
Rebbecca Susan Bird