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William Emerson Brock

candy manufacturer

William Emerson Brock, American candy manufacturer. Recipient Liberty Bell award Chattanooga Bar Association, 1965; Man of Year award Chattanooga Kiwanis Club, 1966; Human Relations award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1972; Distinguished Alumnus award McCallie School, 1976. Member National Confectionary Association (past vice-president, director), National Society S.A.R. (North Carolina chapter), Sigma Chi.

Background

Brock, William Emerson was born on November 5, 1903 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Emerson and Miriam (Acree) Brock.

Education

Graduate McCallie School, Chattanooga, 1921. Washington and Lee University, 1925. Student Babson’s Institute, Babson Park, Massachusetts.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Chattanooga, 1969.

Career

Chairman board Brock Candy Company, Chattanooga. President Century Company, Chattanooga. Director Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company (both Chattanooga).

Past chairman confectionary industry division Committee Economics Development Chairman organizing committee United Fund Greater Chattanooga, also member Executive Committee Chairman trustee U. Chattanooga. Founding director Community Foundation Greater Chattanooga. Trustee McCallie School, Doctor E. Stabley Jones Foundation.

Membership

Member National Confectionary Association (past vice-president, director), National Society S.A.R. (North Carolina chapter), Sigma Chi. Clubs: Mountain City, Lookout Mountain Fairyland (Chattanooga).

Connections

Married Myra Peggy Kruesi, April. Children: William Emerson III, Paul Kruesi, Frank Acree.

father:
William Emerson Brock

mother:
Miriam (Acree) Brock

spouse:
Myra Peggy Kruesi

children:
William Emerson III Brock

Paul Kruesi Brock

Frank Acree Brock