Richard Linwood Durgin Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science with distinction, University Rochester, 1947.
Gear engineer Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, 1947-1952. Gear laboratory engineer Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1952-1955. Gear manufacturer engineer Illinois Gear (division Wallace Murray Corporation), Chicago, 1955-1961, vice president sales, 1961-1969, vice president, general manager, 1969-1977.
Group vice president Wallace Murray Corporation, New York City, 1977-1979, executive vice president, 1979-1980, president, chief executive officer, 1980-1983. Senior executive vice president Household Manufacturing Inc., Prospect Heights, Illinois, since 1983.
There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Gear Manufacturers Association, Newcomen Society, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Masons, Elks.
Married Mary Cunningham, August 11, 1979.