Newton Wells

ME'59, PE, Charter Member

About Newton Wells

Newton graduated from Missouri School of Mines in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  He also attended graduate school at Tulsa University and the University of Houston.  He was a standout in football at MSM during 1955-58 and is a member of the Miner Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Miners’ 1956 football team that won a share of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association title with a 4-1 conference record and 6-3 overall mark.  The team won its final three games of the year to gain its share of the title and held six of its nine opponents to under 10 points.  Only one team scored more than 20 points against the Miners that season and that came in a Miner victory.  The 1956 squad boasted five All-MIAA performers.  He is also a founding member of the Jackling Jocks.  Much of his professional career was spent with Dover Corporation where he served as general manager.  He served as vice president and general manager of other manufacturing companies in California, Texas and Oklahoma.  Newton and his wife, Marilyn, live in College Station, Texas.  Newton was born in a log cabin in northern Arkansas and was only able to afford college by being able to live in Jackling Gym.  Newt and Marilyn have supported the Spirit of Jackling Gym Scholarship Fund since it was established by the Jackling Jocks in 1998.  Newt is serving on the Strategic Planning Committee of the AMA.