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textile marketing executive

Richard Irving Bonsal, American textile marketing executive. Licensed professional engineer, New York, New Jersey. Recipient Community Service award Montclair Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1992, Citizenship award Service Clubs Council, Montclair, 1985, Associated Physicians of Montclair and Vicinity Health Citizen of Year, 1993.

Background

Bonsal, Richard Irving was born on June 19, 1920 in Palmyra, New Jersey, United States. Son of Alonzo Felten and Jennie (Weart) Bonsal.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1942.

Career

Research supervisor, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1942-1947;with, Joshua L. Baily & Company, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, since 1947;president, Joshua L. Baily & Company, Inc., Hoboken, since 1967. Board directors Mayfair Mills, Arcadia, South Carolina. ATMI representative general arbitration county of textile industry, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Licensed professional engineer, New York, New Jersey.

Membership

Commissioner Town of Montclair (New Jersey), 1972-1980, deputy mayor, 1972-1976. Trustee Montclair Public Library, Mountainside Hospital Foundation, Mount Hebron Cementary. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), American Textile Manufacturing Institute (past chairman textile market committee, rep to general arbitration council of textile industry), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Montclair Golf Club, Union League Club, Princeton Club, Bradford Bath and Tennis Club, Upper Montclair Country Club (president 1969-1971), Sigma Xi (associate), Tau Beta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, barbershop quartet singing.

Connections

Married Jean Caven, October 18, 1947. Children: Julia Lynn, Sarah Bonsal Miller, Martha Bonsal Day.

father:
Alonzo Felten Bonsal

mother:
Jennie (Weart) Bonsal

spouse:
Jean Caven

child:
Julia Lynn Bonsal

child:
Sarah Bonsal Miller Bonsal

child:
Martha Bonsal Day Bonsal