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Richard Francis Martin

Richard Francis Martin, American construction company executive, consultant. Recipient award for article Society Advancement Management, 1950.


  • Martin, Richard Francis was born on March 19, 1920 in Newburgh, New York, United States. Son of Roland Francis and Marion (Hall) Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1949.


    • With General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1937-1951. Personnel manager Fairmont Foods Company, Omaha, 1951-1964, administrative vice president Philadelphia, 1964-1969. President Martin Management Services, Denver, 1969-1972, Scottsdale, Ariz, 1972.

      Executive vice president The Tanner Companies, Phoenix, 1972-1988. President Martinique Southwest Inc., since 1988. Director Tanner Southwest, Phoenix.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    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


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    Board commissioners Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, 1966-1969. Chairman board, board directors, committee chairman Young Men’s Christian Association Phoenix and Valley of Sun., since 1974. Board directors Hahneman Hospital, Philadelphia, 1966-1969.

    Member Phoenix Executive Club (board directors 1981-1984, treasurer 1981-1982), Association General Contractors (chairman education committee Arizona chapter), Beta Gamma Sigma Lodges: Toastmasters (international board directors 1963-1965, past president local club).



    Bridge, pewter collecting, old books collecting, public speaking.


    • Married Phyllis Jane Norton, November 20, 1951. Children– Richard Francis, Pamela J. Martin Birmingham, William F., Thomas S.
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    Born March 19, 1920
    • 1949
      Syracuse University
    • 1937 - 1951
      With General Electric Company
      Schenectady, New York, United States
    • 1951 - 1964
      personnel manager, Fairmont Foods Company
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      president, Martin Management Services
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1972
      president, Martin Management Services
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    • 1972 - 1988
      executive, vice president The Tanner Companies
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1988
      president, Martinique Southwest Incorporated