Ralph Evinrude
Ralph Evinrude
Ralph S. Evinrude was an American business magnate best known for being the Chairman of Outboard Marine Corporation, and the husband of singer and entertainer Frances Langford. Evinrude was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Bess and Ole Evinrude. Evinrude's father had emigrated from Norway in 1882 and had developed the first commercially feasible outboard motor, thus creating a new industry and form of recreation.
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In other Martin County Commission matters - Stuart News (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
The reef at 27 degrees 12.210 north latitude/80 05.717 west longitude, was named the Ralph Evinrude Reef after the Jensen Beach resident who was chairman of Outboard Marine Corp. and the husband of singer and entertainer Frances Langford
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Who's doing what - Wisconsin Law Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
He is vice chairman of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, V&J Foods Inc., the North Milwaukee State Bank,
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Frances Langford, Trouper on Bob Hope Tours, Dies at 92
NYTimes - over 11 years
Frances Langford, a mellow contralto who ventured into combat zones with Bob Hope's troupe during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars to serenade tens of thousands of servicemen with ballads that reminded them of the girls they left behind, died yesterday at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla. She was 92. Her death was announced by her lawyer,
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Florida Executes Killer of an Heiress
NYTimes - over 20 years
A man was executed on Monday for kidnapping and killing an heiress to the Evinrude motor fortune after stealing $134 from the convenience store where she worked. The man, John Earl Bush, 38, was put to death in the electric chair for the 1982 slaying of 18-year-old Frances Julia Slater. She was working the night shift at a Stuart convenience store
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FLORIDA'S GRAND OLD HIGHWAY
NYTimes - about 30 years
It's another easy afternoon under the live oaks on the deck at Miss Genevieve's Lighthouse Landing Raw Bar and restaurant overlooking Ponce Inlet. Inside, where the oysters and the cold shrimp salad sandwiches come from, jazz comes up on somebody's jukebox quarter, and the soft sound of Al Jarreau singing ''All I need is to get my boogie down''
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Ralph Evinrude Dies; Made Outboard Motor
NYTimes - almost 31 years
Ralph Evinrude, the former head of the the Outboard Marine Corporation, which made the outboard boat motor used by millions, died today at the age of 78. He died at Martin Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted May 2. He suffered from chronic pulmonary disease, a hospital spokesman said. Mr. Evinrude lived most of the year in nearby Jensen Beach,
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AROUND THE NATION; Judge Refuses to Block Execution in Florida
NYTimes - almost 31 years
A Fedral judge late tonight denied a stay of execution for David Livingston Funchess, a Vietnam veteran who was to die in Florida's electric chair at 7 A.M. Tuesday for killing a couple in a tavern in 1974. Lawyers for Mr. Funchess said they would appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta after Judge Howell Melton
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COMPANY BRIEFS
NYTimes - over 32 years
* ACF Industries, a diversified railroad freight and tank car company, said shareholders had approved a merger with a group led by Carl C. Icahn for a previously announced $54.50 a share. * Beatrice Cos., a Chicago-based holding company, said the required Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period for its $60-a-share tender offer for Esmark Inc.
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SPORTS WORLD SPECIALS; O Say Can You Sing?
NYTimes - over 34 years
Just like everyone else in Milwaukee last Friday, Frances Langford found herself caught up in the community's delirium over the Brewers as they prepared for their World Series game that night against the St. Louis Cardinals. ''This town is going crazy,'' said the former star of the Broadway stage, movies and radio. ''Everyone here is behind the
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 78
    Died in 1986.
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  • 1982
    Age 74
    In 1982 when Evinrude retired as chairman, OMC had more than 9,000 persons employed in operations throughout the world.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1963
    Age 55
    He became chairman of OMC in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details During his 55 year career in the family business, Evinrude collaborated with manufacturing giants such as Milwaukee based Briggs and Stratton, and expanded the company's product line to include boats, lawn mowers, snow mobiles and chain saws, and expanded operations worldwide.
  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 47
    In 1955, shortly after his divorce from his first wife, Evinrude married Frances Langford and moved to her estate in Jensen Beach, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details They shared interests in business and boating and spent much of their time aboard their yacht Chanticleer. They opened a resort in Jensen Beach called The Outrigger. Evinrude and Langford also maintained a cottage on a small island in the east end of Baie Fine, a fiord on the north shore of Lake Huron, in what is now Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. Chanticleer was often seen tied up at the island during the summer. During his later working years and during retirement, Evinrude supported a wide variety of philanthropic activities. Some of his interests focused on Florida and the marine industry, but others benefited Milwaukee-area hospitals, institutions of higher education and the arts. Evinrude died at martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida at the age of 78. OMC has a test center in Stuart which bears his name.
  • 1953
    Age 45
    In 1953, he was elected vice chairman of the board and chairman of OMC's Executive Committee.
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  • 1951
    Age 43
    Evinrude married Joan "Bobbe" Everett in Lake Forest, Illinois in December 1951.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 28
    In 1936, the Board of Directors of OMC elected Evinrude president and director.
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  • 1934
    Age 26
    Ole Evinrude died on July 12, 1934 and Ralph Evinrude took over running the company.
    More Details Hide Details In 1936, Elto Outboard Motor Company merged with Waukegan, Illinois-based Johnson Motor Company to form Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 19
    In 1927, Evinrude joined the family firm, Elto Outboard Motor Company after two years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Born in 1907.
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