Reeve, John Paxton

Reeve, John Paxton

Male 1912 - 2005  (92 years)    Has no ancestors but 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Reeve, John Paxton 
    Born 22 Oct 1912  Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Born in Neenah, Wisconsin, on October 22, 1912, John P. Reeve spent his college years at Lawrence University. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1934, Mr. Reeve found employment with Appleton Papers, where he spent the rest of his 43-year career. His first position was sales assistant to the sales manager. The network and friendships he developed with industry peers in the early years proved to be indispensable as he moved into positions of personnel manager, mill manager, vice president, executive vice president, president, and chief executive officer. Mr. Reeve is credited with leading the company through its tremendous development as a prime supplier of carbonless paper. There were considerable business and technology risks to be taken with this path. While NCR had the pressure sensitive technology, Appleton Papers had to develop and implement technology that could coat this material and subsequently handle the rolls of coated paper, while eliminating premature release of the chemicals. Other, much larger, companies were offered the opportunity and turned it down because of the risk. Mr. Reeve accepted the challenge. From a personnel standpoint, he met the goal through astute hiring policies. From a management standpoint, he spearheaded the construction of several new coater buildings and installation of additional coater capacity. The efforts resulted in the company being favorably received and becoming NCR Corporation's major supplier. Mr. Reeve's role in bringing the firm to its eminence in the coating field helped propel the company to a billion dollar enterprise. Mr. Reeve was a leader through inspiration - bringing out the best in people. It was he who made the success possible by quietly urging people on to discharge their responsibilities. It never seemed that he was in charge or in a leadership role. He was on the sidelines when it came time to acknowledge those who had accomplished the goals he had set. Under his leadership, Appleton Paper contributed leaders and financial support to community organizations including Lawrence University, The YMCA, and Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Reeve was personally involved as chairman of the board of Lawrence University. He also helped with the development of Appleton Memorial Hospital, participating in the original fund drives. He was president of the Ephraim Historical Foundation in Door County. He served on Lawrence University's Board in an emeritus position. Mr. Reeve is survived by his wife Jean. They have three children: James, Elizabeth, and Barbara.
    Other Info or Events 22 Oct 1912 
    Education - High School 1930  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education - College/University 1935  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Media 2004 
    Death Record - Civil 20 Mar 2005 
    Died 20 Mar 2005 
    Obituary 25 Mar 2005 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I200462  1FamilyTree
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Family Shannon, Jean,   b. 22 Jan 1912,   d. 5 May 2007  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1937 
    Children 
     1. Male Reeve, James
     2. Female Reeve, Elizabeth
     3. Female Reeve, Barbara
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F68726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1912 - Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - High School - 1930 - Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - College/University - 1935 - Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Reeve, John

  • Sources 
    1. [S1302] Appleton High School Class of 1930 Clarion Yearbook, (Appleton High School Class of 1930 Clarion Yearbook).
      200462 - Appleton High School Class of 1930


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