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Frank Park Samford

Frank Park Samford, American insurance company executive. Member Alumni Association Alabama Polytechnic Institute (president 1943-1944), Alpha Tau Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Mason (Shriner).

Background

  • Samford, Frank Park was born on November 1, 1893 in Troy, Alabama, United States. Son of William Hodges and Kate (Park) S.

  • Education

    • Student State Normal College, Troy. Bachelor of Science, Alabama Polytech. Institute, 1914; honorary Doctor of Laws, Howard College, Auburn U.

    Career

    • Insurance commissioner of Alabama 1915-1919. Alabama manager Lumbermans Mutual Casualty Company, 1919-1921. Secretary Liberty National Life Insurance Company, 1921-1932, vice president, 1932-1934, president, 1934-1960, Chairman of the Board 1960-1973.

      Director Malone Freight Line, Brown-Service Manufacturing Company Board of directors Life Insurance Sales Research Bureau, 1931-1934. Board directors, Executive Committee Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1937. President Industrial Insurer’s Conference, 1938-1940.

      President Birmingham Community Chest, 1940-1942. Board directors Jefferson County Community Chest, Alabama Heart Association. President Jefferson Tuberculosis Sanitorium Society, 1942-1944.

      Board directors Associate Industries of Alabama. State vice president American Life Convention. President Alabama State Chamber of Commerce.

      1946-1949, President board of trustees Samford U. Trustee Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Southern Research Institute.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member Alumni Association Alabama Polytechnic Institute (president 1943-1944), Alpha Tau Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Rotary (president 1936-1937).

    Connections

    • Married Hattie Mae Noland, December 23, 1919. Children: Frank Park Junior.
    • father: William Hodges Samford
    • mother: Kate (Park) Samford
    • spouse: Hattie Mae Noland
    • child: Frank Park Jr Samford
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    Born November 1, 1893
    Died September, 1973
    (aged 79)
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