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William Darlington Humphries

William Darlington Humphries, American venture capital company executive. Board directors Urban League, New Orleans, 1964-1968; active United Way, New Orleans, 1955-1975; Bureau Governmental Research, New Orleans, since 1987; various other civic organizations Served with United States Army, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club, Bienville Club.

Background

  • Humphries, William Darlington was born on March 19, 1927 in Allendale, South Carolina, United States. Son of Gilliam Gee and Martha Elizabeth (Darlington) Humphries.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Foreign Affairs, University Virginia, 951.

    Career

    • Sales representative Proctor & Gamble Company, New Orleans, 1951-1955. Vice president finance Royal Street Corporation, 1955-1982. President, chief executive officer Royal Street Investment Corporation, 1962-1982.

      President Royal Street Development Company, 1974-1982, Mission Hills Ranch, Inc., Newport Beach, California, 1975-1982. Vice president Royal Street Land Company, Park City, Utah, 1974-1982, Stanford Court Hotel Management Company, San Francisco, 1975-1982. Managing general partner Walnut Street Capital Company, New Orleans, since 1982.

      Board directors, chairman finance and audit committees GTS Corporation, Houston, 1969-1991. Board directors, chairman audit committee Cucos, Incorporated, New York Orleans. Committee director Cartrex Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1984-1987.

    Politics

    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Board directors Urban League, New Orleans, 1964-1968. Active United Way, New Orleans, 1955-1975. Bureau Governmental Research, New Orleans, since 1987.

    Various other civic organizations Served with United States Army, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club, Bienville Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, music, tennis, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Mignon Jacqueline Faget, October 12, 1957 (divorced June 1971). Children: William, Jacqueline, John. Married Barbara Sears Pitts, October 19, 1974.
    • father: Gilliam Gee Humphries
    • mother: Martha Elizabeth (Darlington) Humphries
    • spouses: Mignon Jacqueline Faget
    • Barbara Sears Pitts
    • children: William Humphries
    • Jacqueline Humphries
    • John Humphries
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    Nationality
    • 951
      University Virginia
    • 1951 - 1955
      Sales representative Proctor & Gamble Company
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1955 - 1982
      vice president, finance Royal Street Corporation
    • 1962 - 1982
      president, officer Royal Street Investment Corporation
    • 1962 - 1982
      chief executive, officer Royal Street Investment Corporation
    • 1974 - 1982
      vice president, Royal Street Land Company
      Park City, Utah, United States
    • 1974 - 1982
      president, Royal Street Development Company
    • 1975 - 1982
      president, Royal Street Development Company
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1982
      managing general partner, Walnut Street Capital Company
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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