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Manufacturing executive

Morris A. Kaplan, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Merit awards Northwestern University, 1986, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1980, Schaffner award, 1988, Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago, 1970.


Kaplan, Morris A. was born on April 24, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Mayer Kaplan.


Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Northwestern University, 1935.


Assistant secretary Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago, 1962-1964, vice president, 1965-1971. Chairman board Sealy Mattress Company of Illinois, Northfield, since 1978. Assistant vice president Jewish Federation Metropolitan, Chicago, 1962-1964.

Board directors Unibank Trust Company, Chicago, Unibank Corporation, Intercraft Industries, Inc., Chicago, Orchestral Association.


Board directors Executive Services Corps., since 1986, Illinois Humanities Council, since 1987, John Evans Club Northwestern University, since 1965, Chicago Orchestral Association, since 1982. Life member, board trustees Ravinia Festival Association, since 1984. Member Chicago United Committee on Corporation Contribution Programs, 1984, advisory committee to the Dean Harvard Business School, Boston, 1967-1975, chairman parents committee, 1965, 69.

Chairman special gifts committee United Negro College Fund, since 1984. Chairman furniture industry Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign, 1955. Vice president Ravinia Festival Association, 1971.

Chairman fall management conference Northwestern University, 1976, member alumni committee, 1984. Chairman furniture industry, Crusade of Mercy/United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, 1961, treasurer 1977-1979, board directors 1974-1979. Board directors International Visitors Center, 1979-1984, Jewish Community Centers, Chicago, 1958-1959, American Jewish Committee, Chicago, 1965-1969.

Founder, board directors Council for Jewish Elderly, 1970. Member of Standard of Chicago, Northmoor Country, Commercial (Chicago).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, skiing, literature, music.


Married Alice Berline, November 30, 1934. Children: Burton B., Robert B., Jean B.

Mayer Kaplan Kaplan

Alice Berline

Burton B. Kaplan

Robert B. Kaplan

Jean B. Kaplan