Robert E. Lewis, Of
New York, Elected
George J. Burke, sr., Ann Arbor
attorney, was elected president of
Argus, Inc., yesterday as the cam-
pra company's locally-dominate-d
Loard of directors held its initial
The company has been without
president since June, following
•resignation of Robert D.:
At'tuy/Jfseting yesterday the
directors ^itSo ''elected Robert E.
Lewis, a Ne^'y>nL management
engineer, as vic^jBlteident and
general manager. ^^5P
He succeeds James M. Delanc
of Chicago, who served as temp:
rary manager from June 9 uiii
a few weeks ago.
.The election of officers a-
organizational meeting. whic
lowed a turbulen'
meeting two weeks ,i,-i. ' . .
scribed as "completely har-
r;",;-,ri;iny ofifcers who were re-
e-1' re Joseph L. Clemens,:
vice-president and treasurer;
Homer Hilton, vice-president; Clin-
ton H. Harris, vice-president; and
Dudley J. Scholten, secretary.
Company policies also will be
guided by a newly elected execu-
tive committee. Its members are
John Airey, King-Seeley Corp.
board chairman, Rudolph Reichert,
president, of the Ann Arbor BanT
H. L. Frisinger, board chairman <
Lewis &: Frisinger, all of Ann A'
bor, and Wiliam Tretheway, D'
Burke will serve on the com-
mittee as an ex-off ico member.
Tretheway represents a group of
Detroit stockholders who won a
place on the board of directors in
the proxy battle of a few weeks
ago. The thirrt ""•"••" involved rn-
the fight was of Chicago
stockholders, v\;i--. ,.1 o won one
place on the board of directors.
Local Group Kept Control
Until recently Burke headed a
six-member Argus operating com-
mittee. At the annual meeting he
served as chairman of the board
of directors in order to preside at
the stormy sessions which saw the
loin' ; ment group retain
(•( ning six of the eight
places un iiif board.
Burke, a lawyer for the past 30
years, was general counsel for the
Office of Price Administration in
Washington in 1943, served as a
trial judge at the Nurenberg, Ger-
many, war crimes trials, and is a !
member of the board of directors
of the Detroit Edison Co. He is a
member and past chairman of the
State Civil Service Commission.
• "Lewis is a native of Long Is-
land, N. Y., holds degrees from
Columbia University and the Co-'
lu- "•""• " "hool of Business Admin-
isi. . .
He previously served as presi-
dent and director of the Cleveland
•.vji'p -'-..-:-.- '-p Q^(J gg treasurer
and u, ; the American Steel
& Wire Co., also of Cleveland. At
one time he was associated with
Batten, Barton, Durstine & Os-
borne, internationally known ad-1
vertising firm. 1
In 1948 he was a member of a'
government mission to Germany ini
connection with dismantling ofi
German plants for reparations. ;
Quitting Management Firm i
More recently, as an associate of;
Sanderson & Porter, consulting!
management engineers of New
York, Lewis made an industrial
survey of King-Seeley Corp. here.
He has resigned his position with
Sanderson & Porter, effective yes-1
Lewis announced today that
"The election of the new board of
directors and officers brings to an;,
end the period of uncertainty that!
has prevailed in recent months.
With a well established line of
products, a skilled organization,
and a good financial condition,!
Argus is in a position to continue'
as a growing factor in the Ann;
Arbor industrial community." ' ^
The management engineer is,
married and has six children, a'
boy and five girls. He plans to
move his family to Ann Arbor
from Port Washington, Long Is-
land, as soon as he can find a
World War II
Sanderson & Porter
Photographic Equipment & Supplies
Lewis & Frisinger
Detroit Edison Company
Cleveland Wire Spring Co.
Batten Barton Durstine & Osborne
Ann Arbor Businesses
Ann Arbor Bank
Ann Arbor News
William A. Tretheway
Robert E. Lewis
Robert D. Howse
Joseph L. Clemens
James M. Delaney
H. L. Frisinger
George J. Burke Sr.
Dudley J. Scholten