Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lewis W. Lehr
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lewis W. Lehr was born in Elgin, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in chemical engineering. During World War II he served as an army officer in Europe, and was transferred to the military government in Austria. He joined the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) in 1947, headed the Health Care Products and Services Division, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1974, became President of U.S. operations, and later Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Life and growing up during the Great Depression; education and service in the U.S. Army in Europe; creation and evolution of 3M's health care products group; international growth and development of 3M's global business; civic and community involvement.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
47 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Lehr, Lewis W.
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
Subjects Made in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
Dates Creation: 03/14/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

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