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William Laverne Lanphar

William Laverne Lanphar, American investment company executive.


  • Lanphar, William Laverne was born on February 17, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Melvin Fletcher and Corinne Otilla (Wirth) Lanphar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Advertising, Michigan State University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Northwood Institute, 1978.


    • Executive trainee Lanphar's, Inc., Detroit, 1954-1957, assistant vice president land processing and real estate management, 1958-1962, vice president, 1963-1972, president, chief operation officer, from 1973.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Chairman board, trustee Starr Commonwealth for Boys, Albion, Michigan, 1955-1979. Chairman finance and executive committees, trustee Northwood Institute, Midland, Michigan, since 1960. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1954, Korea.

    Member Real Estate Securities and Sydications Institute (board directors 1977), The Syndications Corporation (registered securitiy agent since 1978), Pewters Collector Club of America.



    Golf, tennis, swimming, collecting pewter, selling antiques.


    • Married Jane Carol Nagelkirk, March 22, 1952. Children: William Dyke, Lindsay Carol, Christine Mary.
    • father: Melvin Fletcher Lanphar
    • mother: Corinne Otilla (Wirth) Lanphar
    • spouse: Jane Carol Nagelkirk
    • children: William Dyke Lanphar
    • Lindsay Carol Lanphar
    • Christine Mary Lanphar
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    Born February 17, 1929
    Died February 19, 2001
    (aged 72)
    • 1951
      Michigan State University
    • 1978
      Northwood Institute
    • 1954 - 1957
      Executive, trainee Lanphar's
      Detroit, Michigan, United States