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Manufacturing company executive

Thomas Edwin Howell, American Manufacturing company executive.


Howell, Thomas Edwin was born on June 2, 1918 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Paul Ivan and Mary (De Young) Howell.


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1940.


Branch manager, Dickinson & Allen Lumber Company, Eureka, Illinois, 1940-1941; branch manager, Alexander Lumber Company, Aurora, Illinois, 1942; chief engineer, Christopher Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1943; aircraft tool engineer, A.J. Brandt Company, Detroit, 1944; tool designer, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, 1944-1945; architectural designer, Lankton, Ziegele & Associations, Peoria, 1946-1951; principal, Thomas E. Howell, Architect, Peoria, 1951-1997; supervising engineer, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, 1951-1964; manager facilities design, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, 1965-1997.


Member Peoria Building Board Appeals, since 1958. Chairman production task force Illinois Emergency Resources Planning Commission, 1964-1966. Board directors, vice president National Institute Disaster Mobilization, since 1963.

Board directors Illinois region IV Heart Association. Trustee Peoria Public Library., since 1963, president, since 1972. Member Peoria Community Development Council, since 1974, Peoria Major Construction Task Force, since 1977.

Member ShrineMohammed Temple, Peoria, since 1980. Representative Presidential Task Force, since 1988. Fellow American Institute of Architects (building industry coordination committee 1969-1971, Chairman of Commission architecture commerce and industry 1973, committee architects in industry 1974-1977).

Member Peoria Association Commerce (environmental quality committee since 1970), American Physical Society, American Concrete Institute (commission on pavements and bases 1974), Acoustical Society American (commission on noise 1959-1965), National Bureau Standards (builders hardware standards committee 1971), Masons, Rancho Bernardo Golf Club, Lions Club of Rancho Bernardo (treasurer since 1984, vice president 1985), Bernardo Heights Country Club, Lambda Chi Alpha.


Married Elizabeth Jane Higdon, December 24, 1940. 1 child, Janie Howell Lobig.

Paul Ivan Howell

Mary (De Young) Howell

Elizabeth Jane Higdon

Janie Howell Lobig Howell