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Former Kennecott Manager Dies

Former Kennecott Manager Dies

Posted - Jun. 17, 2004 at 4:11 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The former general manager of Kennecott Copper Corporation's Utah Copper Division has died. John Patrick "Jack" O'Keefe was 93.

O'Keefe died of natural causes Saturday at his home in Laguna Woods, Calif., the company said Thursday in a release.

He became comptroller at the Utah Copper Division in 1953 and was named general manager in 1960.

The Fordham University graduate took early retirement from Kennecott in 1972.

O'Keefe was active in Utah in several organizations including serving on the boards of Zions First National Bank, Utah United Funds, and the Western Division Board of Governors of the American Mining Congress.

He was also president of Utah Mining Association, and in 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed him metropolitan chairman for the National Alliance of Businessmen's JOBS program in Utah.

O'Keefe is survived by his wife, Marge.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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