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Mark Schoknecht

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Mark J. Schoknecht moved to Montana as an infant with his family in 1912 after his grandfather Julius Neils purchased the lumber mill at Libby. 

After studies at Flathead High School, Valparaiso University and the University of Washington, Mark spent 44 years working in the timber industry. During his career, he served with distinction as the Chairman of the National Forest Products Association committee on Forestry Affairs and guided efforts with Congress and federal agencies. His model for weight scaling was adopted by the Forest Service in 1965. 

He served as a member of various local, state, regional and national forestry and industry groups.  Mark passed away in 2005.

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