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Ray E. Crowley

Ray E. Crowley, American corporate executive. Certified Public Accountant. Named Alumnus of Year University South Dakota; recipient Distinguished Service award University Georgia.


  • Crowley, Ray E. was born on September 14, 1932 in Lennox, South Dakota, United States. Son of Patrick Clement and Anna (Sorensen) Crowley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University South Dakota, 1955. Course in advanced management program, Harvard University, 1963.


    • With Peat Marwick & Company, Bay State Milling Company, General Mills, Inc., Royal Crown Cola. Chairman board, chief executive officer Burnham Service Corporation, Columbus, Georgia, since 1974. Board directors Household Goods Carriers' Bureau, Alexandria, Virginia, Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, First Union Bank of Columbus.

      Guest lecturer University Georgia.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant.


    Chairman Columbus Government Long-range Plan Committee. Board directors Business Council of Georgia, Atlanta, Columbus College Foundation. Member Georgia Motor Trucking Association (board directors), Country Club, Green Island Club, Big Eddy Club, Capital City Club, Atlanta City Club.



    Tennis, racquetball, swimming, reading.


    • Married Evelyn Marie Petche, August 11, 1953. Children: Timothy John, Ann Crowley Patterson, Ellen Crowley Grisham, Steven Daniel.
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    Born September 14, 1932
    • 1955
      University South Dakota
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1974
      chairman, officer Burnham Service Corporation
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1974
      chief executive, officer Burnham Service Corporation
      Columbus, Ohio, United States