D.J. Duffy Appointed Midwest Region Manager For Port Of Oakland

Donald J. Duffy has been appointed the Port of Oakland's manager of the Midwest Region, based in Chicago, it was announced recently by Ted Connolly, president of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. In his new position, Mr. Duffy will be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r promoting the port's business in an eight-state territory stretching from Ohio to Minnesota. He succeeds George Butler, who will be retiring as the port's representative in the region after serving for 12 years.

Mr. Duffy's most recent position was regional manager of A.J.

Corbett and Sons, Inc., steamship agents and port representatives with offices in Chicago. He also served as a senior executive with the A m e r i c a n Mail Line and American President Lines.

Mr. Butler, who will retire on November 30, is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

He served at sea in virtually every important theater of operations during World War II.

After the war, he sailed for Grace Line, the Panama Canal Company, and the U.S. Maritime Commission.

He came ashore in Chicago in 1954 and worked for 14 years in the steamship agency business before taking up his position with the Port of Oakland.

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