North Central College - Naperville, IL

Harvey E. Mehlhouse

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1967

Harvey Melhouse was the 13th President of Western Electric Company. He was a director of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Sandia Corporation, Teletype Corporation, The MFB Mutual Insurance Company, Uniroyal, Inc., and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was a trustee of North Central College from 1972-76 and a former director of Bellcomm, Inc. Mehlhouse was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from North Central College in 1967. In 1970, he received the New York Urban League’s Frederick Douglass Award for distinguished leadership toward equal opportunity. After retirement, Mehlhouse moved to North Carolina and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, the Oasis Temple of Charlotte, the Telephone Pioneers, and the Rotary Club of Hendersonville where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.