Term Expired April 2009
Merrit R. Marquardt retired from the 3M Company where he served in the Office of General Counsel. His work involved legal practice in the areas of anti-trust, government contracts, and counsel to numerous operating units across a broad range of business matters. Each corporate division has its own R&D, marketing, manufacturing, and sales departments which are governed by an operating committee which functions as a board of directors for that business. Over the years, he served on the operating committees of more than a dozen of such business units. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the George Washington School of Law, and during the interim spent time on destroyers as an officer in the U.S. Navy.