Carl L. Hamilton

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Carl Hamilton
BornFebruary 23, 1888
DiedMay 27, 1946 (aged 58)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota (B.S.)

Carl L. Hamilton (February 23, 1888 – May 27, 1946) was an American businessman. He is most notable for his work as a senor executive of the Weyerhaeuser wood products company and a named partner of the Booz Allen Hamilton management and information technology consulting firm.

Biography[edit]

Carl Lewis Hamilton was born in Dubuque, Iowa on February 23, 1888, the son of Dr. Charles H. Hamilton and Mathilda Heberling (Lewis) Hamilton.[1] He graduated from Dubuque High School in 1906,[2] from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in forestry in 1911.[3] During his time in college, Hamilton worked as an agent for a West Virginia timber, land, and rock company.[3] In the years immediately following his graduation, he was the general sales manager for a Minnesota lumber distributor, and manager for a lumber company with operations in Costa Rica.[3]

In 1915, Hamilton joined Weyerhaeuser.[4] Originally the general manager of the Weyerhaeuser Forest Products subsidiary, he advanced through the ranks to become vice president and general manager of the Weyerhaeuser General Timber Service Company.[4]

Hamilton joined Edwin G. Booz & Fry Surveys as a partner in 1935.[4] During World War II, Hamilton led Booz & Fry's successful effort to obtain management services work in the defense industry, including personnel management for the United States Cartridge Company in St. Louis.[4]

Hamilton's most lasting legacy at Booz, Allen & Hamilton was the creation and implementation of the company's initial code of ethics.[4] His effort to codify the importance of corporate integrity and fair behavior was one of the first adopted by a U.S. corporation, and became a model that many other businesses emulated.[5]

During Hamilton's tenure, the Booz & Fry company became first Booz, Fry, Allen & Hamilton.[6] After George Fry left the company in 1942, it became Booz, Allen & Hamilton.[6] n the mid 1970s, the company was renamed as Booz Allen Hamilton.[6]

Death and burial[edit]

Hamilton died of a heart attack at his home in Winnetka, Illinois on May 27, 1946. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.[7]

Family[edit]

Hamilton was the husband of Marjorie Atwood.[8] They were the parents of son Charles (1917-1995) and daughter Marjorie (b. 1918), the wife of William Noble Lane (1917-1978).[8]

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  • Lewis, Morgan Milton; Emmons, Jessie Gray Mrs. (1903). Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Lewis and Grisell Families. Coopersville, MI: DeVos Printer.
  • White, James Terry (1948). The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. 34. New York, NY: J. T. White.

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