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grocery products company executive

Robert Ninde Thurston, American grocery products company executive.


Thurston, Robert Ninde was born on June 6, 1932 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Edmund Winslow and Eleanor (Ninde) Thurston.


AB, Bowdoin College, 1954.


Public relations manager Fabric Research Laboratories, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1956-1961. Public relations director Mead Johnson & Company, Evansville, Indiana, 1961-1966, Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, 1966-1968, vice president public relations, 1968-1970, vice president corporation affairs, 1970-1971, director, executive committee, from 1971, senior vice president corporation affairs, 1972-1978, administration, 1978-1979, executive vice president international grocery products, from 1979. Director McDonald's Corporation.


Board directors National Committee for Prevention Child Abuse, 1977-1979, Illinois Crime Commission, 1970-1979. Trustee Highland Park (Illinois) Hospital, since 1976, Illinois Council on Economic Education, 1976-1979. Served with Signal Corps Army of the United States, 1954-1956.

Member Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Council of Americas (trustee since 1980) Clubs: Union League.


Married Suzanne Lambert Hamburger, November 24, 1956. Children: Deborah A., David W., Janet E.

Edmund Winslow Thurston

Eleanor (Ninde) Thurston

Suzanne Lambert Hamburger

Deborah A. Thurston

David W. Thurston

Janet E. Thurston