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Luke Dean Lanford

Luke Dean Lanford was American electronics company executive. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Telephone Pioneers American, Jacaranda West Country Club, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Lanford, Luke Dean was born on August 4, 1922 in Greer, South Carolina, United States. Son of John D. and Ethel W. (Ballenger) Lanford.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1943.

    Career

    • With Western Electric Company, Inc., 1946-1978, assistant manager training New York City, 1957-1960, manager engineering Kansas City, 1960-1963, assistant works manager Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1963-1965. Plant manager Reading, 1965-1969. General manager Indianapolis, 1969-1978.

      Director Metropolitan Indianapolis Television Association, Inc., Station WFYI-television, since 1970, president, 1975-1979.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Telephone Pioneers American, Jacaranda West Country Club, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Donna Marie Cellar, December 20, 1945 (deceased April 29, 1984). 1 daughter, Cynthia Lea Lanford Brown. Married Jacquelyn Sue Carr Bussell, February 14, 1986.
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    Died January 16, 2008
    (aged 85)
    • 1943
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • 1946 - 1978
      With Western Electric Company
    • 1965 - 1969
      plant manager, Reading
    • 1969 - 1978
      general manager, Indianapolis