Kenneth K. Bechtel

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Kenneth Karl Bechtel (July 4, 1904 – February 4, 1978) was the son of Warren A. Bechtel, the founder of the Bechtel Corporation.

In 1925, Ken Bechtel joined his father Warren A. Bechtel and brothers Warren Jr. and Stephen, and incorporated as W.A. Bechtel Company. In 1926, the new company won its first major contract, the Bowman Lake Dam in California.

Bechtel served as National president of the Boy Scouts of America from 1956–1959 and received both the Silver Buffalo Award and the Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award.

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Boy Scouts of America
Preceded by
John M. Schiff
National president
Succeeded by
Ellsworth H. Augustus