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steel and wire manufacturing executive

W. Martin Dillon, American Steel and wire manufacturing executive. Board of directors Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust. Member Association Iron and Steel Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute (director), National Association of Manufacturers, Cum Laude Society (Culver Military Academy), Sterling Chamber of Commerce (president 1947,48).

Background

Dillon, W. Martin was born on March 19, 1910 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of Paul Washington and Crete (Blackman) Dillon.

Education

Graduate, Culver Military Academy, 1929;student, Babson Institute, 1929-1930;Doctor of Humanities, DePaul UniversityDoctor of Humanities, University of ChicagoDoctor of Humanities, U. Dubuque, Iowa.

Career

Assistant to president, Northwestern Steel & Wire Company (name formerly Northwestern Barb Wire Company), 1939-1948;president, Northwestern Steel & Wire Company (name formerly Northwestern Barb Wire Company), 1951-1980;Chairman of the Board, Northwestern Steel & Wire Company (name formerly Northwestern Barb Wire Company), 1980-1986;chairman emeritus, Northwestern Steel & Wire Company (name formerly Northwestern Barb Wire Company), 1986-1988.

Membership

Board directors Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust. Member Association Iron and Steel Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute (director), National Association of Manufacturers, Cum Laude Society (Culver Military Academy), Sterling Chamber of Commerce (president 1947, 48). Clubs: Union League (Chicago).

Connections

Married Helene Reynolds, June 20, 1931 (deceased January 1989). Children: Peter W., Margo, Gale (Mistress Philip Inglee).

father:
Paul Washington Dillon

mother:
Crete (Blackman) Dillon

spouse:
Helene Reynolds

child:
Peter W. Dillon

child:
Margo Dillon

child:
Gale Dillon (Mistress Philip Inglee)