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Grocery products company executive

Robert Ninde Thurston, American grocery products company executive.

Background

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

Education

AB, Bowdoin College, 1954.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Edmund Winslow Thurston

mother:
Eleanor (Ninde) Thurston

spouse:
Suzanne Lambert Hamburger

child:
Deborah A. Thurston

child:
David W. Thurston

child:
Janet E. Thurston