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A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Jack E. Chinn earned a B.S. from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa and an M.S. degree from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Chinn began his career at Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co., followed by employment with Bowater Carolina Corp., and Oxford Paper Company. In 1968, Chinn joined International Paper Company in New York, assuming increasingly responsible positions. He moved to Madison Paper Industries in 1980 serving since then as Chairman, President, and CEO.

Chinn’s service with UMaine’s Pulp and Paper Foundation began as a Director-at-Large in 1982. He was Chair of the Foundation's Educational Relations Committee from 1984 until 1987. In 1987 he became Chairman of the Open House Committee for a year until becoming a Foundation Vice President in 1988. He was the Foundation's President from 1989 to 1991, and chairman from 1991 until 1993.

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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing



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