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Ralph Lee Horton

Ralph Lee Horton, American publishing company owner. Recipient Extra Mile award The Athletic Institute, 1986, Lifetime Career award The Sporting Goods Dealer, 1990, President's award Advertising Club Greater St. Louis, 1973.

Background

  • Horton, Ralph Lee was born on October 16, 1921 in St. Louis. Son of William Henry and Anna Mae (Hatina) Horton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Southeast Missouri State University, 1941.

    Career

    • Teacher high school, Neelyville, Missouri, Potosi, Missouri, 1941-1942. Registration officer VA, St. Louis, 1946-1950. Advertising manager, vice president merchandising Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, 1952-1973.

      Vice president marketing, president Ajay Enterprises, Delavan, Wisconsin, 1973-1979. Group vice president Medalist Industries, Mequon, 1979-1981. Public The Sporting Goods Dealer, St. Louis, 1981-1986.

      Owner Horton Public Company, 1987-1998.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Board directors Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1972-1973, 78-81, The Athletic Institute, Chicago, 1972-1973. Commander United States Navy, 1942-1946, 50-52. Member National Association Sports Officials (board directors 1986-1990), Society for American Baseball Research, Pro Football Research Association, College Football Research Association, The Buddy Fund (board directors 1966-1973), 1-2-3 Club (president 1991-1998), Triple A Club, Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, baseball research, sports history.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Lorraine Protte, October 16, 1948. Children: Jacqueline Lee, Jo Annual.
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    Born October 16, 1921
    Died October 28, 1998
    (aged 77)
    • 1941
      Southeast Missouri State University
    • 1941 - 1942
      Teacher, high school
      Neelyville, Missouri, United States
    • 1946 - 1950
      registration officer, Veterans Administration
    • 1952 - 1973
      advertising manager, merchandising Rawlings Sporting Goods Company
    • 1952 - 1973
      vice president, merchandising Rawlings Sporting Goods Company
    • 1973 - 1979
      vice president, Ajay Enterprises
      Delavan, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1973 - 1979
      president, Ajay Enterprises
      Delavan, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      group vice president, Medalist Industries
      Mequon, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1981 - 1986
      public The Sporting Goods Dealer
    • 1987 - 1998
      owner Horton Public Company
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