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Francis Thornton West

Francis Thornton West, American window company executive.

Background

  • West, Francis Thornton was born on February 6, 1920 in Salem, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas Fendol and Bentley (Wysor) West.

  • Education

    • Attended, Roanoke College.

    Career

    • President Franklin Finance Company, Indiana, Rocky Mount, Virginia. Chairman board Multitrade Group, Inc., Ridgeway. Owner, chairman, president West Window Corporation, Martinsville, consultant, from 1983.

      Director United Virginia Bank.

    Membership

    City councilman Martinsville, 1966-1974, 76-, vice mayor, 1968-1972, mayor, 1972-1974. Delegate White House Conference on Small Business, 1979. Past member governor's local government advisory council, 1978-1982.

    Chairman State Board for Community Colleges. Past chairman advisory committee Patrick Henry College of University Virginia. Past president, board directors Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of C., United Fun.

    Past chairman Free Europe. Past chairman region III Small Business Administration Advisory Council. Past lay reader and vestryman Christ Episcopal Church.

    Past member executive board directors, council Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. Past deputy to Episcopal General Conventions. Past delegate Anglican Congress.

    Member of Virginia Manufacturers Association (board directors), Virginia Consumer Finance Association.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Eastwick Seeley. 4 children.
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    Born February 6, 1920
    Died November 24, 2007
    (aged 87)