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C. Frederic (Todd) Wehr
C. Frederic (Todd) Wehr
  • April 14,1889 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - September 28, 1965
  • Industrialist and philanthropist
C. Frederic (Todd) Wehr
Co-founder
Wehr Steel Company
Founder
Todd Wehr Foundation, Inc.
Wehr was a graduate of West Division High School in Milwaukee and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He and his brothers comprised the executive team of Wehr Steel Company, which was founded in 1910 by his father, Henry Wehr. The company manufactured steel alloy castings for machine parts, magnetic separators and brakes. During World War II, it received numerous "E" awards from the government for excellence in steel production. In 1958, the steel company was reorganized as a division of Wehr Corporation. Wehr became chairman of the board, a position he held until he retired in 1963.

Wehr left the bulk of his estate to a trust set up for charitable religious, scientific and educational purposes. Many local universities and cultural organizations have benefited from the Todd Wehr Foundation, including Marquette University which had a long-time association with Wehr. The Wehr Science Center at Marquette and the Todd Wehr Theater are tributes to Wehr's philanthropy.