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Vollmer Walter Fries

manufacturer executive.

Vollmer Walter Fries, American manufacturer executive. member of the board of trustees Fenn College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Member Society Automotive Engineers.

Background

Fries, Vollmer Walter was born on July 17, 1902 in Pleasant Valley, New York, United States. Son of William Christian and Lona A. (Vollmer) Fries.

Education

Electrical Engineer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1924. Doctor of Engineering, Fenn College, 1965.

Career

With The White Motor Company, Cleveland, 1924-1956, became vice-president, director, 1943, resigned as executive vice-president, director 1955. Chairman of the Board White Consolidated Industries, Inc., (formerly known as White Sewing Machine Corporation), Cleveland, 1955-1985. With conservation division West Palm Beach, 1940-1941.

Member W. Averell Harriman Mission, United States Embassy, London, 1942-1943.

Membership

Member of the board of trustees Fenn College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Member Society Automotive Engineers. Clubs: Union, Country.

Connections

Married Ruth Dudley Wick, July 17, 1928. Children: William Vollmer, Carole Wick.

father:
William Christian Fries

mother:
Lona A. (Vollmer) Fries

spouse:
Ruth Dudley Wick

children:
William Vollmer Fries

Carole Wick Fries