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Frederick Brown Starr

Frederick Brown Starr, American furniture manufacturing executive. Board directors Community Hospital, Thomasville, since 1984; chairman TFI Foundation, since 1984; Member of International Home Furnishings Market Association (chairman since 1995).

Background

  • Starr, Frederick Brown was born on December 11, 1932 in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Rickaby and Virginia (Brown) Starr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1955.

    Career

    • Board directors Furniture Library., High Point, North Carolina. Architectural ceilings salesman Armstrong World Industries Inc., Indianapolis, 1958—1963, with marketing management Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1963—1973. Vice president & general sales manager, subsidiary company Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc., North Carolina, 1973—1977, senior vice president & general sales manager, 1977—1982, president & Chief Executive Officer, since 1982, director.

      Vice-chair University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1985, Reynolds House Museum, since 1988. President North Carolina Shakespeare Theatre, since 1987. With United States Army, 1955-1957.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Community Hospital, Thomasville, since 1984. Chairman TFI Foundation, since 1984. Member of International Home Furnishings Market Association (chairman since 1995).

    Connections

    • Married Sue Zook, June 1958. Children: Jonathan, Curtis, Anne.
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    • 1955
      Trinity College
    • 1958 - 1963
      architect, ural ceilings salesman Armstrong World Industries Incorporated
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      vice president, & general sales manager
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1985
      vice-chair University North Carolina
      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
    • 1987
      president, North Carolina Shakespeare Theatre
    • 1988
      vice-chair University North Carolina
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