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textile products executive

William John McKenna was American textile products executive. Trustee emeritus St. Louis University, Boys Hope; permanent deacon Archdiocese St. Louis. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Sovereign Military Order Malta, St. Louis Club, Bellerive Country Club.

Background

McKenna, William John was born on October 11, 1926 in New York City. Son of William T. and Florence (Valis) McKenna.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Iona College, 1949. Master of Science (University Store Service scholar), New York University, 1950.

Career

Vice president, Hat Corporation American, New York City, 1961-1963;vice president marketing, Hat Corporation American, New York City, 1961-1963;executive vice president, Hat Corporation American, New York City, 1963-1967;president, Manhattan Shirt Company. New York City, 1967-1974;president, Lee Company, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1974-1982, also director;president, director, Kellwood Company, St. Louis, since 1982;chief Executive officer, Kellwood Company, St. Louis, since 1984;also board directors, Kellwood Company, St. Louischairman, Chief Executive Officer, Kellwood Company, St. Louis, 1991-1997;chairman, Kellwood Company, St. Louis, since 1991. Director Genovese Drug Stores, Melville, New York, United Missouri Bancshares, Kansas City, Missoury, United Missouri Bank of St. Louis.

Membership

Trustee emeritus St. Louis University, Boys Hope. Permanent deacon Archdiocese St. Louis. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Sovereign Military Order Malta, St. Louis Club, Bellerive Country Club.

Connections

Married Jean T. McNulty, August 27, 1949 (deceased November 1984). Children: Kevin, Marybeth, Peter, Dawn. Married Karen Lynne Hilgert, August 6, 1988.

Children: Katherine Lynne, William John IV.

father:
William T. McKenna

mother:
Florence (Valis) McKenna

spouse:
Jean T. McNulty

spouse:
Karen Lynne Hilgert

child:
Kevin McKenna

child:
Marybeth McKenna

child:
Peter McKenna

child:
Dawn McKenna

child:
Katherine Lynne McKenna

child:
William John IV McKenna