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  • Name: Philip "Phil" Howard Dutter
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 11, 1926
  • Date of Death: July 18, 2016 (90 years old)
  • Parents: Homer Dutter & Irma (Shordon) Dutter
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota - Valedictorian of class
  • College: 1947 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the School of Speech
    1951 New York University School of Business, New York City - MBA degree
  • Highest Rank: Electronic Technician's Mate
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: June 27, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Phil served in the United States Navy as an Electronic Technician's Mate on the USS Troilus in the Pacific Ocean.

    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Philip Howard Dutter
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: January 11, 1926
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: January 12, 1944
    Employer: Student at Northwestern University, Evanston, Cook, Illinois
    Weight: 190
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other Characteristic: Small scar left side of eye
    Next of Kin: H. W. Dutter, father, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Information in the United States, World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949:
    Name: Philip H. Dutter
    Ship, Station or Activity: Troilus
    Ship Number or Designation: AKA-46
    Muster Date: December 24, 1945

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Phil was the first of two sons of Homer and Irma Dutter. He grew up in nearby Coleraine, Minnesota, where his father served as Superintendent of Schools for 20 years. He had an idyllic small-town upbringing, surrounded by close friends and characterized by outstanding academic and athletic achievements. He was Valedictorian of his high school class in 1943; he was captain of the undefeated football team; he won the Minnesota State Debate Championship and he was selected as winner of the American Legion Medal for excellence in scholarship and athletics. Upon his graduation from Greenway High School, he was awarded an academic scholarship from Northwestern University as well as the Minneapolis Star-Journal's first carrier-salesman scholarship.

    Following the conclusion of World War II, he completed his studies at Northwestern in two years, earning a bachelor of science degree with honors from the School of Speech.

    After graduation, Phil worked for the Lincoln National Life Insuance Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He met his future wife, Billie Ann Marquart, in Fort Wayne in 1949 and they were married in Huntington, Indiana in 1950.

    Shortly thereafter they moved to New York City, where Billie supported Phil while he attended the New York University School of Business from which he earned his MBA degree in 1951.

    He worked for Lever Brothers and Lederle Laboratories in various international human resources positions. He joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant in 1957, retiring in 1986. He contributed significantly to the growth of McKinsey as one of the preeminent consulting firms, with a focus on building its insurance industry practice. He served on the Board of Directors of the Cologne Reinsurance Company and the Guardian Life Insurance Company.

    Phil's wife, Billie, passed away in October, 2013.

    Philip had been a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut for 56 years. He died at The Village of Waveny in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is survived by his two sons, Gordon (Anna) and Andrew (Amy); and three grandchildren.

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