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George H. Mead

Mead Corporation

1912 - 1942

Wood, Paper & Forestry

1910 b. 1877
UndergraduateHobart Collage
GraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Born-Died1877 - 1963
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
FatherExecutive, High-Level
Era - 1910

Mead, who started his career as a chemist and pulp mill foreman, built a paper mill empire. His knowledge of the manufacturing process and the paper market resulted in a steady expansion of the business. Mead was also active in the development of the Canadian paper industry. By 1963, the company had 41 manufacturing operations in 17 states, and was producing paper, paperboard, wood pulp and technical papers at 18 mills.