100th Birthday Celebration

Bell employees gathered on March 28 to honor J. Wiley Finney, former Bell employee and company president. The occasion was Mr. Finney’s 100th birthday, which he officially celebrated on March 31. Mr. Finney is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and received his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his M.S. in Sanitary Engineering from Harvard University. He joined Bell Engineering in 1954 and became a valued employee and manager within the company. He specialized in the chemical and biological aspects of sanitary engineering, and served as Bell’s president for 10 years. Other activities included serving in national professional organizations, and as an Army officer in the U.S. Army Sanitary Corps during World War II.

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