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Stern, Walter

Stern, Walter

Stern, Walter

Date: Thursday, May 03, 2001

Interview 161a : In this 2001 interview with Jonathan Gerland, longtime Temple-Inland Inc. board member Walter Stern reflects on his relationship with Arthur Temple Jr. and Temple Industries, beginning in the early 1960s. He traces business dealings leading up to Time Inc.'s acquisition of Temple Industries in 1973 and the eventual spinoff of Temple-Inland Inc. in 1983. He also comments briefly on the corporate structure of Temple-Inland as it existed in 2001. Persons mentioned include Bob Weston, Mike Dingman, John and Edward Hinman, Leonard Dalsemer, Carl Bendetsen, Jim Beré, Jim Shepley, Clifford Grum and Mike Buckley. Other business names mentioned include Burnham and Company, International Paper, Louisiana Land, and Champion Paper.