JOHN RUTHERFORD MILLAR
John Rutherford Millar, chairman of the Board of National Automotive Fibres, Inc., was born in Oakland, California, January 23, 1887, the son of John Y. and Mary (Rutherford) Millar.
His education was received in the public school of Alameda, California, and Manchester (England) University Municipal School of Technology, where he took a textile engineering course, 1906-09.
Mr. Millar became associated with the California Cotton Mills Company, Oakland, California, in 1909, becoming assistant to the superintendent, and general manager, 1915-28; vice president, and in 1943 chairman of the Board, which appointment he filled until 1949 when the California Cotton Mills Company was merged into National Automotive Fibres, Inc.
In 1928 Mr. Millar organized the National Automotive Fibres, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, manufacturers of automobile cushions and trim sets, carpet, cotton goods of many kinds, etc. President 1928-46; chairman of the Board and president 1947-51; chairman of the Board 1951, which appointment he currently holds.
President of California Manufacturers Association for eleven years; director of Michigan Manufacturers Association, and National Association of Manufacturers.
Republican; Mason; member of the following clubs: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, Recess Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Economic Club (Detroit, Michigan), Athenian-Nile (Oakland, Calif.), Prospectors Club (Reno, Nevada), and Bankers Club of America (New York).
Mr. Millar married Margaret Wilson Cooper March 16, 1909, and has two children, Rutherford Y. and Mary E.
Residence: 1471 Lander Street, Reno, Nevada.
Offices: 206 North Virginia St., Reno, Nevada; 19925 Hoover Avenue, Detroit, Michigan; 2230 Livingston Street, Oakland, California.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 253, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2014 Cecelia M. Setty.