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Nelson Wright Freeman, American corporation executive. Member Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (director), International Chamber of Commerce (trustee United States council), United Nations Association (director).

Background

Freeman, Nelson Wright was born on August 6, 1908 in Charleston, Illinois, United States. Son of Ernest and Mabel (Wright Freeman.

Education

Student of University Illinois.

Career

Branch manager Universal Credit Corporation, Detroit, 1929-1934. President, general manager Freeman & Riesen Motor Company, Milwaukee, 1934-1938. Manager Associates Investment Company, Houston, 1938-1942.

Personnel and safety director Lummus Company, 1942-1943. Manager personnel department Tennessee Gas Transmission Company (now Tenneco Inc.), 1943-1947, assistant to president, 1947-1950, vice president, 1950-1954, senior vice president, 1954-1959, president, 1966-1972, chief Executive officer, 1968-1974, Chairman of the Board, 1971-1975, director until 1978. President Midwestern Gas Transmission Company, 1954-1961, director.

Natural gas consultant, 1962-1964. President, director Houston National Bank, 1964-1966. Director, chairman of the executive committee, 1966.

Chairman of the Board Tenneco Corporation, Tenneco International, Inc. Director East Tennessee Natural Gas Company, Tenneco Oil Corporation, Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, Packaging Corporation American, J.I. Case Company, Newport News Shipbldg. & Dry Dock Company, Heggblade-Marguleas-Tenneco, Inc., Tenneco West, Inc., Tenneco Realty, Inc.

Chairman of the Board, director Houston National Company. Director Petro-Tex Chemical Corporation, Philadelphia Life Insurance Company, Tennessee Life Insurance Company, American General Insurance Company, Albright & Wilson Ltd. Associate director Republic of Texas Corporation.

Advisory director Farmers National Bank, Brenham, Texas. Bayshore National Bank, LaPorte, Texas Board of directors Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility. Trustee National Safety Council.

Nat. advisory council National Cystic Fibrosis Research Council.

Membership

Member Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (director), International Chamber of Commerce (trustee United States council), United Nations Association (director). Clubs: River Oaks, Ramada (Houston): Links, Recess, Board Room (New York City).

Connections

Married Norma Greenlese, September 11, 1928. Children: Nancy (Mistress.

father:
Ernest Freeman

mother:
Mabel (Wright Freeman

spouse:
Norma Greenlese

child:
Nancy (Mrs Freeman