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C. Frederick "Todd" Wehr (April 14, 1889 -September 28, 1965) was an industrialist and philanthropist. He was co-founder of the Wehr Steel Company and founder of the Todd Wehr Foundation, Inc.
He and his brothers comprised the executive team of the Wehr Steel Company, which was founded in 1910 by his father, Henry Wehr. The company manufactured steel alloy castings for machine parts, magnetic separators, and brakes. During World War II, it received numerous "E" awards from the government for excellence in steel production.
In 1958, when the company was re-organized as a division of the Wehr Corporation, Wehr became the chairman of the board, a position he held until his retirement in 1963.
Venturedyne bought Wehr Steel in 1986.
Todd Wehr Foundation
Wehr left the bulk of his estate to a trust set up for charitable religious, scientific and educational purposes. Many Wisconsin universities and cultural organizations have benefited from the Todd Wehr Foundation, including Viterbo University, which received a grant to renovate the facility that now bears the name Todd Wehr Memorial Library. Marquette University also benefited from Wehr's philanthropy. Marquette has named its entire science complex after Wehr as well as a theater.
The Todd Wehr Foundation is focused primarily on local Milwaukee giving, with an emphasis on elementary and high schools. The foundation focuses on large memorial gifts payable over several years, with emphasis on capital projects affecting children.
- Carroll University in Waukesha has a Todd Wehr Memorial Library.
- Carthage College in Kenosha has a Todd Wehr Center, which houses the Dean of Students office, conference rooms, and a cafeteria.
- Lakeland College in Sheboygan has a Todd Wehr Center, which contains The Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium, intramural fieldhouse, fitness center, weight room, and athletic offices.
- Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon has a Todd Wehr Auditorium.
- Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin has a Todd Wehr Edgedome.
- Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a science complex and a theatre named after Wehr.
- The Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa has a Todd Wehr Memorial Library.
- Milwaukee School of Engineering has the Todd Wehr Conference Center.
- Ripon College in Ripon has a building dedicated to Todd Wehr, which houses the mathematics, business, educational studies, and psychology departments.
- St. Norbert College in De Pere has a Todd Wehr Memorial Library.
- Viterbo University in La Crosse has a Todd Wehr Memorial Library.
- Wehr Nature Center, part of Milwaukee County Parks, is named after Wehr.
- Todd Wehr Alumni Center at Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI.
- Todd Wehr Theater in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI. http://www.marcuscenter.org/todd-wehr-theater/