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industrial executive

Russell Schilling Wehrle, industrial executive.

Background

Wehrle, Russell Schilling was born on October 26, 1926 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Henry Bernard and Elizabeth (Herscher) Wehrle.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1947.

Career

With McJunkin Corporation, Charleston, since 1947, assistant to president, 1951-1964, executive vice president, 1964-1980, president, since 1980, director, since 1964. President, director McJay International Corporation, Charleston, since 1977. Director Heck's, Inc., K.R.M. Petroleum.

Membership

Member West Virginia Labor-Management Advisory Council, 1977-1981. Member West Virginia Governor's Economic Advisory Council, since 1978, Charleston Building Council, since 1980, Kanawha County Board Education, 1966-1972. Trustee United Fund Kanawha Valley, Inc., 1963-1975, president, 1965-1966.

Trustee Sunrise Foundation, Inc., 1961-1977. Trustee University Charleston, since 1967, vice chairman board, 1976-1979, chairman board, 1979-1982. Past trustee Charleston Area Med Center, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association.

Board directors West Virginia Education Fund, since 1982, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, since 1983. Chairman National Institute Chemical Studies. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Member American Supply Association (director), Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, National Association of Manufacturers (director), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Martha Gaines, October 16, 1954. Children– Michael H., Ebersole Gaines, Katherine Schilling, Philip Noyes, Martha Chilton.

father:
Henry Bernard Wehrle

mother:
Elizabeth (Herscher) Wehrle

spouse:
Martha Gaines

child:
Ebersole Gaines Wehrle

child:
Philip Noyes Wehrle

child:
Michael H. Wehrle

child:
Martha Chilton Wehrle

child:
Katherine Schilling Wehrle