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Francis J. Harkins

Francis J. Harkins, American communications executive. Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York. Board directors Lindenwood College; active St. Louis Symphony, since 1986. Served with United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Society Former Special Agents Federal Bureau of Investigation, Regional Commerce and Growth Association (board directors).

Background

  • Harkins, Francis J. was born on October 23, 1922 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Malcolm James and Veronica Mary (Connors) Harkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Villanova University. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, New York City, 1951.

    Career

    • Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, Minneapolis, Cleveland, New York City, 1951-1954. Associate Kissam and Halpin, 1954-1959, assistant staff attorney, 1959-1961. Staff attorney, general counsel Latin American International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, New York City, 1963, dpe. group executive, group executive Latin American/Caribbean telephone operations, 1964-1968, product line manager worldwide telecommunications, 1968.

      Vice president corporation administrative group W.R. Grace & Company, 1968-1970. Vice president, group executive North American Philips Corporation, 1970-1975. Executive vice president Exten Corporation, 1980-1982, WUI, Incorporated, New York York City, 1976-1982.

      Senior vice president MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Washington, 1982-1985, president Southwestern division St. Louis, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York.

    Membership

    Board directors Lindenwood College. Active St. Louis Symphony, since 1986. Served with United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Society Former Special Agents Federal Bureau of Investigation, Regional Commerce and Growth Association (board directors).

    Clubs: Creek (Long Island, New York ). Watch Hill Yacht (Rhode Island). Missouri Athletic, St. Louis, Old Warson Country (St. Louis).

    Connections

    • Married Winifred Eileen Daly, June 12, 1948. Children: Francis J. Junior, Peter C., John D.
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    • 1951
      Georgetown University
    • 1951 - 1954
      Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1963
      staff attorney, Latin American International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    • 1963
      general counsel, Latin American International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    • 1968 - 1970
      vice president, corporation administrative group W.R. Grace & Company
    • 1970 - 1975
      vice president, North American Philips Corporation
    • 1970 - 1975
      group executive, North American Philips Corporation
    • 1976 - 1982
      executive, vice president Exten Corporation
    • 1980 - 1982
      executive, vice president Exten Corporation
    • 1982 - 1985
      senior, vice president MCI Telecommunications Corporation
      Washington, United States
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