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Automotive executive

Warren Eugene Schoon, American automotive executive.

Background

Schoon, Warren Eugene was born on October 3, 1921 in Ash Creek, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jacob and Viola (Hansen) Schoon.

Education

Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1943.

Career

Various junior executive positions General Motors, Minneapolis and St. Louis, 1947-1950, national advertising and New York zone manager, Pontiac division New York City, 1957-1960. Partner McKean and Schoon Ford, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1951-1954. President and owner Schoon Motors, Luverne, Minnesota, from 1960.

President New Chrysler Inc., from 1977, Luverne Oil Corporation, from 1971. Master advisory board directors Metropolitan Finance Corporation, Fargo, North Dakota. Chairman board directors Dakota Savings and Loan, Sioux Falls (merger Metropolitan Federal Bank, Fargo), 1982-1986.

Membership

Mayor City of Luverne, 1955-1957. Small business advisory committee United States Sen. R. Boschwitz, Minnesota, since 1982, United States Sen.

Pressler, South Dakota, since 1985. Advisory board McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, since 1985, president since 1988. Board directors S. Dakota Crippled Children's School, since 1986.

Chairman Rock County (Minnesota) Representatives, 1954-1957, 60-70. Member National Board Center Western Studies Augustana College, Sioux Falls. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1947, PTO. Member Oldsmobile Zone Deal Council (chairman 1984-1985), University Minnesota Alumni Association (president Rochester chapter 1974-1975), Minnesota/South Dakot Cadillac Dealer's Marketing Association (president 1986-1988), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Beta Kappa.

Club: Minnehaha Country (Sioux Falls). Lodges: Rotary (board directors Sioux Falls Downtown Club 1984-1985), Masons, Shriners, Elks.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Johnson, December 25, 1943 (divorced 1969). Children: Steven, Susan, Peter, Christian, Robert. Married Marjorie Costello, October 10, 1969.

father:
Jacob Schoon

mother:
Viola (Hansen) Schoon

spouse:
Elizabeth Johnson

spouse:
Marjorie Costello

child:
Steven Schoon

child:
Susan Schoon

child:
Peter Schoon

child:
Christian Schoon

child:
Robert Schoon