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William Benton Mcmillan

business executive.

William Benton Mcmillan, business executive. member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966,; Member National Association of Manufacturers.


Mcmillan, William Benton was born on June 8, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William M. and Winona (Eberhart) Mcmillan.


Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity.


Treasurer, W. McMillan & Son, 1922-1926, partner Warner Bros. McMillan & Company, 1926-1930. Chairman Hussmann Refrigerator Company, St. Louis, 1932-1966, president, 1931-1960, 63-64.

Chairman Hussmann Refrigeration, Inc., St. Louis, 1944-1966, Hussmann Refrigerator Company Ltd., Canada, 1950-1966, Duro-Consolidated, Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1958-1966. Retired President, St. Louis Community Chest, 1951-1952. Member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966, member emeritus, 1966-1978.

Honorary life director Municipal Theatre Association, St. Louis. Advisory council Junior Achievement, Inc. Director United Fund Greater St. Louis, 1955-1968.

Executive Board St. Louis Council Boy Scouts American (president 1956-1958). President Metropolitan St. Louis Hospital Planning Commission (now ARCH), 1961-1963, director, 1961-1969. Trustee The David Ranken Junior Technology Institute (president 1970-1971), Governmental Research Institute, Missouri Public Expenditure Survey, McMillan-Avery Foundation.


Member Civic Progress, Inc., 1959-1966. Member National Association of Manufacturers. Clubs: Racquet, St. Louis.


Married Arla Avery, 1925. Children: Nancy Jean, William Benton, Junior.

William M. Mcmillan

Winona (Eberhart) Mcmillan

Arla Avery

Nancy Jean Mcmillan

William Benton Mcmillan

Jr Mcmillan