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Stephen George Shank, American lawyer, toy manufacturing executive. Bar: Minnesota 1972. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal.


Shank, Stephen George was born on December 6, 1943 in Tulsa. Son of Louis Warren and Lillian Margaret Shank.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1965. Master of Arts (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Fletchers School, Tufts University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1972.


Partner, Dorsey, Marquart, Windhorst, West & Halladay, Minneapolis, 1972-1974, 78-79;partner, Dorsey, Windhorst, Hannaford, Whitney & Halladay, Minneapolis, 1978-1979;general counsel, Tonka Corporation, Hopkins, Minnesota, 1974-1978;secretary, Tonka Corporation, Hopkins, Minnesota, 1974-1979;president, chief Executive officer, Tonka Corporation, Hopkins, Minnesota, 1979-1988;chairman, chief Executive officer, Tonka Corporation, Minnetonka, Minnesota, since 1988;also board directors, Tonka Corporation, Minnetonka, Minnesota. Assistant professor of law William Mitchell College Law, 1974-1977. Board directors National Computer Systems, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


Board of directors Loring-Nicollet-Bethlehem Center, Minneapolis, 1977, Walker Art Center, since 1989. Board of Governors Methodist Hospital, 1982-1985. Trustee Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, 1986-1987, Minnesota Medical Foundation, 1986-1987.

Chairman Vanguard A division, Minneapolis United Way Campaign, 1986. With United States Army, 1966-1969. Member American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, National Association Manufacturers (board directors 1985, 87-), Toy Manufacturers American (vice-chairman 1983, advising committee 1983-1984, chairman 1984).


Married Judith Frances Thompson, July 17, 1966. Children: Susan, Mary.