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John Meech Halliday

John Meech Halliday, American investment company executive.


  • Halliday, John Meech was born on October 16, 1936 in St. Louis. Son of William Norman and Vivian Viola (Meech) Halliday.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1964.


    • Director budgeting and planning Automatic Tape Control, Bloomington, Illinois, 1964-1966. Director planning Ralston-Purina, St. Louis, 1966-1967, vice president subsidiary, 1967-1968, director international banking, 1967-1968. Vice president Servicetime Corporation, 1968-1970.

      Associate R.W. Halliday Associates, Boise, Idaho, 1970-1987. Vice president Sawtooth Communications Corporation, Boise, 1970-1973, Commander Corporation, 1979-1981. President, Chief Executive Officer, board directors May Lundy Mine, San Francisco, 1979-2005, H.W.L. Inc., San Francisco, 1985-1993.

      President Halliday Laboratories, Inc., 1980-1991. Executive vice president, board directors Franchise Finance Corporation American, Phoenix, 1980-1985. Board directors, vice president Harvard Business School Association Northern California, 1980-1987.

      President, Chief Executive Officer, board directors Cycletrol Diversified Industries, Inc., since 1992. Guest lecturer University California Berkeley, 1991-2000, California Business-Higher Education Forum, 1995-1998. Sponsor Halliday lecturer in astronomy, University California Santa Cruz, since 2000.


    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.

    Denomination: Baptist


    God meant for a person’s earthly happiness to be fulfilled through God given relationships.


    President Big Brothers San Francisco, 1978-1981. Trustee, president University California-Santa Cruz Foundation, since 1988, member Pres.Circle, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, since 1997. Member ad hoc committee on corrections California State Senate, 1995-1996.

    Fellow board visitors and fellows viticulture and enology University California, Davis, since 1999. Sponsor undergraduate research symposium University California Santa Cruz, since 2002. Board directors, charter director circle Seymour Marine Discovery Center, since 2002.

    Member Restaurant Association (vice president 1969-1970), Olympic Club (San Francisco).


    • Children: Richard M., Elizabeth.
    • father: William Norman Halliday
    • mother: Vivian Viola (Meech) Halliday
    • children: Richard M. Halliday
    • Elizabeth Halliday
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    Born October 16, 1936
    Died December 25, 2007
    (aged 71)
    • 1958
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1964
      Harvard University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Director, budgeting and planning Automatic Tape Control
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      director, planning Ralston-Purina
    • 1968 - 1970
      vice president, Servicetime Corporation
    • 1970 - 1987
      associate, R.W. Halliday Associates
      Boise, Idaho, United States