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Walter Ira Longsworth

Walter Ira Longsworth, business executive. Member advising committee Small Business Administration, since 1955.; Member Chamber of Commerce (president 1940-1941, now director), National Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association (Executive Committee 1939-1942), S.A.R., Newcomen Society American, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Background

  • Longsworth, Walter Ira was born on December 3, 1885 in Lima, Ohio, United States. Son of Ira Richie and Esther (Metheany) Longsworth.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Western Reserve U., 1907.

    Career

    • Clerk, later railway sales manager, industrial sales manager Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1907-1921. Secretary, general manager Lilly Varnish Company, Indianapolis, 1921-1936, president since 1936. President, director Lilly Varnish Company of Massachusetts.

      President Lilly Company of North Carolina. Director Indpsl. Power & Light Company, Indianapolis Paint & Color Company, Lilly Company, Lilly Varnish Company, Indiana National Bank, Indiana Bell Telephone Сompany Director and chairman Indianapolis chapter American Red Cross, 1942-1945. Director Indianapolis War Fund and Community Fund, 1942-1947, Community Fund, 1940-1946, Director National Association Manufacturers, 1943.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member advising committee Small Business Administration, since 1955. Member Chamber of Commerce (president 1940-1941, now director), National Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association (Executive Committee 1939-1942), S.A.R., Newcomen Society American, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: Furniture of America (Chgo).

    Connections

    • Married Bernice Bell, September 27, 1928. Children: Walter Ira, Mary Bell, Susan Bell.
    • father: Ira Richie Longsworth
    • mother: Esther (Metheany) Longsworth
    • spouse: Bernice Bell
    • children: Walter Ira Longsworth
    • Mary Bell Longsworth
    • Susan Bell Longsworth
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    Born December 3, 1885
    Died March 16, 1959
    (aged 73)
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