Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Sensenbrenner, Frank Jacob 1864 - 1952
Definition: paper manufacturer, business executive, b. Menasha. He worked for a time as a postoffice clerk, later became a bookkeeper for various manufacturing firms, and, in 1889, began his long career with the Kimberly-Clark Co. of Neenah. When the original partnership of Kimberly-Clark was reorganized in 1907, and stock sold in the firm, Sensenbrenner became a stockholder, and rose successively to become vice-president, general manager and director. He was president and director of Kimberly-Clark (1928-1942), chairman of the board (1942-1944), and continued on the board of directors (1945-1952). Sensenbrenner also held executive posts in several Kimberly-Clark subsidiaries, including the Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co. (Pres., 1920-1942), the William Bonifas Lumber Co. (Pres., 1909-1942) and the Neenah-Menasha Water Power Co. and North Star Timber Co. He was a director of the International Cellucotton Products Co., and had holdings in banking and insurance businesses throughout the state. From 1911 to 1945, Sensenbrenner was a director of the Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association. First appointed to the board of regents of the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1939, he served as president of the regents (1945-1952), and was also a trustee of Marquette Univ. and Lawrence College. A Republican, although Sensenbrenner was never a candidate for public office, he served as a powerful member of the party's finance committee. Who's Who in Amer., 26 (1950); N.Y. Times, July 23, 1952; Milwaukee Journal, July 23, 1952.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]