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Richard Herrocks Balch

Richard Herrocks Balch, American manufacturer executive. Mason.


  • Balch, Richard Herrocks was born on March 2, 1901 in Brooklyn. Son of Burton M. and Mary J. (Horrocks) Balch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Hartwick College, 1955.


    • September 15, 1928; children—Cynthia, James P., Barbara, Richard H. Vice president Horrocks Ibbotson Company, Utica, 1927-1942, president, 1942-1967, Chairman of the Board, 1967-1968. Director Gladding Corporation, S. Otselic, Divine Brothers Manufacturing Company, Utica Fire Insurance Company Public Service Commissioner, New York State, 1955-1960. President Community Chest, Utica, 1949, member board education.


    • Contributor articles sporting goods publications.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Mason.; Clubs: Fort Schuyler (Utica).


    • Married Elizabeth S. Prescott. Children: Cynthia, James P., Barbara, Richard H. Vice president.
    • father: Burton M. Balch
    • mother: Mary J. (Horrocks) Balch
    • spouse: Elizabeth S. Prescott.
    • children: Cynthia Balch
    • James P. Balch
    • Barbara Balch
    • Richard H. Vice pres Balch
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    Born March 2, 1901
    Died March 15, 1984
    (aged 83)