John D. Hibbard

Page 476 - John D. Hibbard is a man of proven professional ability as an engineer, who has also applied that skill to a successful business career. Mr. Hibbard was born in Chicago, October 14, 1895. His parents, John D. and Josie (Davis) Hibbard both natives of Chicago, still reside there. Our subject graduated from the University high school of Chicago in 1914 and took up the study of engineering in the University of Michigan. In 1918 he responded to his country’s call in the World war and enlisted in the navy, where he served until March, 1919. He engaged for six months in the heating and ventilating business. For three years he was with the Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company and then spent one year with the Add Index Corporation. In November, 1923, Mr. Hibbard was one of the organizers MacMillan & Hibbard, (Inc.), a new but very rapidly growing firm engaged in the life and general insurance business in Grand Rapids. The officers of this corporation are John D. Hibbard, president; Hugh MacMillan, secretary and treasurer; and Joseph F. P. Newhall, vice-president. In addition to his membership in the Sigma Phi college fraternity, Mr. Hibbard is an active member of the Mid-day Club, University Club and Highland Country Club. He was married in 1918 to Miss Margaret Cook, of Chicago, and they have one daughter, Jane Louise, born July 25, 1920,

Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created:  2 October 2003