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Richard Wilson Hanselman

Richard Wilson Hanselman, American entrepreneur. Honorary trustee Committee for Economic Development Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Belle Meade Country Club, Union League, Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

  • Hanselman, Richard Wilson was born on October 8, 1927 in Cincinnati. Son of Wendell Forest and Helen E. (Beiderwelle) Hanselman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Dartmouth College, 1949.

    Career

    • Vice president merchandising Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, 1964-1966, vice president product planning, 1966-1969, vice president product management, 1969-1970. President luggage division Samsonite Corporation, Denver, 1970-1973, president luggage group, 1973-1974, executive vice president operations, 1974-1975, president, 1975-1977. Senior vice president Beatrice Foods Company, Chicago, 1976-1977, executive vice president, 1977-1980.

      President, chief operating officer, director Genesco Inc., Nashville, 1980-1986, Chief Executive Officer, 1981-1986, private investor, corporation director, since 1986. Director Forward Air.

    Membership

    Honorary trustee Committee for Economic Development Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Belle Meade Country Club, Union League, Phi Kappa Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Beverly Baker White, October 16, 1954. Children: Charles Fielding, II, Jane White.
    • father: Wendell Forest Hanselman
    • mother: Helen E. (Beiderwelle) Hanselman
    • spouse: Beverly Baker White
    • children: Charles Fielding Hanselman
    • II Hanselman
    • Jane White Hanselman
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    Born October 8, 1927
    Nationality
    • 1949
      Dartmouth College
    • 1964 - 1966
      Vice president, merchandising Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      president, luggage division Samsonite Corporation
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      senior, vice president Beatrice Foods Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1980 - 1986
      president
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1986
      president
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