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David Gevisser

David Gevisser

ORIGIN
Born: December 15, 1926
Died: April 2009
Location: Durban, South Africa
Father: Morris Gevisser
Mother: Jane Moshal
Wife: Hedda Cohen
Children: Mark, Anthony, John, Peter

EDUCATION
Secondary: Durban High School
College: University of Stellenbosch – BS Forestry – 1949
College: New York State College of Forestry – MS 1951
College: Oxford – History – 2005

CAREER
Executive 1969: ACME Timber (Moshal Gevisser Group, SA)
Chair: South Africa Forestry Co Ltd.
Chief Executive 1970-1973: Engelhard Enterprises of South Africa.
Executor of the Estate of Ardent Apartheid supporter, Charles Engelhard Jr. 1971-Present
Deputy Chair & Chief Executive 1970-1976: South Africa Forest Investments Ltd.
Managing Director 1976-1978: Primrose Industrial Holdings Ltd
Chief Executive 1992: Boumat

CAREER RELATED
Board Member 1987-1990: Redhill School
Chair 1987-1989: Redhill School
Chair 1986-1992: National Executive Commission, SA Institute of Race Relations
National Chair 1976-1977: Forest Owners Association
Vice President 1967-1967: South African Lumber Millers’ Association
National Chair 1965-1966: South African Lumber Millers’ Association

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
Honorary Member: Society of American Forestry

AUTHOR OF HISTORY
The-Unlikely-Forester
The Unlikely Forester, A Memoir – Published 2006

COVER, DEDICATION, AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
CH01 ORIGINS
CH02 MY_FAMILY_GROWING_UP_IN_DURBAN
CH03 CHILDHOOD
CH04 THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
CH05 UNIVERSITY
CH06 ESCAPE!
CH07 RETURN TO DURBAN AND THE TWENTIES
CH08 CHANGE
CH09 HEDDA

CH10 ENGELHARD EXPERIENCE
CH11 THE ANGLE INTERLUDE
CH12 BRICKS AND BOUMAT
CH13 EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
CH14 ILLNESS
CH15 A MATURING FAMILY AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE
CH16 LEISURE TIME
CH17 ACADEMIA
CH18 AFTERWORD
Appendix iii
Appendix ii
Appendix iii
Appendix iv
Appendix v
Appendix vi
Appendix vii
Appendix viii
Appendix ix- FAMILY TREE

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