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water heater manufacturing executive

Ralph Richard Mendelson, American water heater manufacturing executive.

Background

Mendelson, Ralph Richard was born on July 11, 1917 in Cleveland. Son of Louis Ralph and Ruth Margaret (Cohen) Mendelson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Michigan, 1939. Master of Arts in Psychology, Cleveland State University, 1993.

Career

Staff, Hotstream Heater Company, Cleveland, 1941-1948;vice president, Hotstream Heater Company, Cleveland, 1948-1959;president, Hotstream Heater Company, Cleveland, 1959-1961;president, Glass-Lined Water Heater Company, Lakewood, Ohio., 1961-1982;consultant heating equipment design, private practice, Lakewood, 1982-1987;lecturer psychology, Cleveland State University, since 1994. Instructor Cuyahoga Community College, 1986-1993. Leader-teacher Case Western Reseve U., 1984-1993-.

Membership

Board directors Urban League of Cleveland, 1957-1961, Merrick House, Cleveland, 1972-1986. president 1980-1982. Visiting committee Case Western Reserve University, 1972-1980. Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Member Association Energy Engineers, Oil Heat Institute Northern Ohio (board directors 1966-1967, president 1969-1970), Heights C. of Chamber (board directors 1953-1960), Cleveland Play House.

Connections

Married Mary Adlaide Jones, February 22, 1941 (divorced 1982). Children: Walton, Philip.

father:
Louis Ralph Mendelson

mother:
Ruth Margaret (Cohen) Mendelson

spouse:
Mary Adlaide Jones

child:
Walton Mendelson

child:
Philip Mendelson