John Phillip Hedgecock, American chemical engineer, government agency official. Recipient Exemplary Civilian Service award United States Army, 1972; Commendable Service award Food and Drug Administration, 1981. Registered professional engineer, Arkansas, Texas; licensed private pilot.
Hedgecock, John Phillip was born on November 6, 1933 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles Arthur and Bessie Louise (Stevens) Hedgecock.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Arkansas, 1960.
Chemical engineer Stauffer Chemical Company, Houston, 1960-1964. Chemical engineer Pine Bluff (Arkansas) Arsenal, 1965-1972. Chemical engineer National Center Toxicological Research, Jefferson, Arkansas, since 1972.
Contributor articles to sports magazines.
Served with United States Navy, 1953-1955. Member United States Judo Association (life). Club: River City Rugby (president 1978-1979), Twin City Rugby (president 1980).
Married Ila Trene Kelley, January 24, 1959. Children– Kelley Leigh, John Keith, Cathryn Anne, Eric Andrew.