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Manufacturing executive

Richard Linwood Durgin, American manufacturing executive. 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.

Background

Durgin, Richard Linwood was born on February 19, 1926 in York, Maine, United States. Son of Harold Linwood and Sarah (Norton) Durgin.

Education

Bachelor of Science with distinction, University Rochester, 1947.

Career

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.

Politics

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Views

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Membership

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.

Connections

Married Mary Cunningham, August 11, 1979.

father:
Harold Linwood Durgin

mother:
Sarah (Norton) Durgin

spouse:
Mary Cunningham