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James Vanderburgh Shircliff

James Vanderburgh Shircliff, American communications executive.


  • Shircliff, James Vanderburgh was born on December 11, 1938 in Vincennes, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas Maxwell and Martha Bayard (Somes) Shircliff.

  • Education

    • AB, Brown University, 1961. Postgraduate, University Virginia, 1964.


    • Assistant general manager Pepsi Cola Allied Bottlers, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia, 1964-1965, vice president, divisional coordinator, 1966-1968, vice president, director personnel, 1968-1970. General manager First Colony Canners, Inc., 1965-1966. Vice president, general manager Global Corporate Challenge Beverages, Inc., 1970-1974, group vice president Virginia, 1974-1975.

      Corporation vice president General Cinema Corporation, Beverage Division, 1976-1977. Owner/manager WLLL-AM, WGOL-FM, 1977-1986. President Jamarbo Corporation, 1977-1988.

      Chairman board SignWaves, Inc., president, The Shircliff Partnership, Ltd., presidential interchange executive, 1975-1976. Executive director National Industrial Energy Council, Department Commerce, Washington, 1975-1976.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Vice president JOBS, Lynchburg, 1970. Director Central Virginia Health Planning Council, 1974-1975. Member Governors Industrial Energy Advisory Council, since 1976.

    Director Piedmont council, Boy Scouts American, 1972-1973. Member City of Lynchburg Keep Lynchburg Beautiful Commission, 1974-1975, chairman emergency planning board, 1974-1975, chairman overall economic planning council, 1977-1988. Board directors Lynchburg Broadway Theatre, 1973-1975, Academy Music, 1973-1974, United Fund, Lynchburg, 1966-1967, Central Virginia Industries, 1971-1972, VA. Public Telecomm.

    Council; former trustee Culver Educational Foundation. Chairman campaign United Way, 1982, president, 1983. Co-founder, chairman Citizens for a Clean Lynchburg.

    Campaign chairman United Way of Central Virginia, Director, 1996. Chairman Arts Council Central Virginia, 1990-1993. Member national advisory council United States Small Business Administration, 1990-1993.

    Past trustee Virginia Episcopalian School. Past member president' council Randolph-Macon Women's College, Central Virginia Community College Foundation Board. Past member Va-Israel Commission.

    Director Lynchburg History Foundation, 1996-1999. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1961-1963. Member Virginia Soft Drink Association (president 1973-1974), Virginia Pepsi Cola Bottlers Association (president 1970-1973), National, Virginia (director 1974, president 1985-1986) associations broadcasters, Lynchburg Advertising Club (vice president), Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association (president), Lynchburg Fine Arts Center (president), Virginia Chamber of Commerce (director 1976-1979), Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce (director, vice president 1973-1974, chairman community appearance task force 1977-1979), Culver Academies Alumni Association (president), Culver Cum Laude Society (award 1996, honorary), Mensa, Boonsboro Country Club, Navy League, The Pavane Club, Knight Sovereign Military Order Malta Federation Association, Rotary (past president, Paul Harris fellow 1982, district governor 1986-1987).


    • Married Sally Anne Hoing, June 20, 1964. Children: Thomas, Susan, Anne, Catherine, Caroline.
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    Born December 11, 1938
    Died July 17, 2002
    (aged 63)
    • 1961
      Brown University
    • 1964
      University Virginia
    • 1964 - 1965
      Assistant, general manager Pepsi Cola Allied Bottlers
      Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      general manager, First Colony Canners
    • 1970 - 1974
      vice president, GCC Beverages
    • 1970 - 1974
      general manager, GCC Beverages
    • 1976 - 1977
      corporation vice president, General Cinema Corporation
    • 1977 - 1986
      owner/manager WLLL-Master of Arts
    • 1977 - 1988
      president, Jamarbo Corporation
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