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John J. Pruis

John J. Pruis, American manufacturing executive.


  • Pruis, John J. was born on December 13, 1923 in Borculo, Michigan. Son of Ties J. and Trientje (Koop) Pruis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1947; Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1951; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Indiana State University; honorary Doctor of Laws, Ball State University; honorary Doctor of Laws, University Southern Indiana; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Keuka College.


    • Teacher public schools, Michigan, 1942-1943. Supervising teacher Campus School, Western Michigan University, 1947-1948. Instructor speech University No Iowa, 1951-1952.

      From assistant professor to associate professor speech Southern Illinois University, 1952-1955. Member faculty Western Michigan University, 1955-1968, secretary board trustees, 1964-1968, vice president administration, 1966-1968. President Ball State University, 1968-1978.

      Vice president corporation relations Ball Corporation, 1978-1988. Consultant, examiner North Central Association, 1959-1978. Also board directors North Central Association.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Vice president Country doctor chairman Kalamazoo Community Chest, 1964, board directors Kalamazoo chapter American Cancer Society, 1963-1968, Delaware County United Way, Muncie Symphony Association, Ball Memorial Hospital, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Indiana Legal Foundation, trustee University Southern Indiana, 1985-1990, executive vice president George and Frances Ball Foundation With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, captain Reserve, retired, Member American Association Higher Education, Speech Communication Association, Muncie Chamber of Commerce, Blue Key, Rotary, Phi Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Angeline Rosemary Zull, September 14, 1944. Children: David Lofton, Daniel J., Dirk Thomas.
    • child: David Lofton Pruis
    • child: Daniel J. Pruis
    • child: Dirk Thomas Pruis
    • mother: Trientje (Koop) Pruis
    • spouse: Angeline Rosemary Zull
    • father: Ties J. Pruis
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    Born December 13, 1923
    • 1947
      Western Michigan University
    • 1949
      Northwestern University
    • 1951
      Northwestern University
    • 1942 - 1943
      Teacher, public schools
    • 1947 - 1948
      supervising teacher, Campus School
    • 1951 - 1952
      instructor, speech University No Ia.
    • 1952 - 1955
      from assistant, professor to associate professor speech Southern Illinois University
    • 1968 - 1978
      president, Ball State University
    • 1978 - 1988
      vice president, corporation relations Ball Corporation
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