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Joseph Riggs Creighton

Joseph Riggs Creighton, American electronics company executive, lawyer. Bar: California 1949, Illinois 1958, Massachusetts 1960, Ohio 1969, Florida 1983.

Background

  • Creighton, Joseph Riggs was born on January 5, 1920 in Canton, Peoples Republic of China. (parents American citzens). Son of John W. and Lois (Jameston) Creighton.

  • Education

    • AB, Oberlin College, 1941. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1947.

    Career

    • Associate law firm, San Francisco, 1948-1951. Practiced Oakland, California, 1951-1955. Attorney General Electric Company, Plainville, Connecticut, 1955-1957, Chicago, 1957-1959.

      Division counsel Raytheon Company, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1959-1964, assistant general counsel, 1964-1967. General counsel Harris Corporation, Cleveland, 1968-1978, vice president, 1975-1978, Melbourne, Florida, 1978-1985, senior legal adviser, since 1985. Chairman law council Machinery and Allied Products Institute, 1981-1984.

      Chairman law committee Semiconductor Industry Association, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1949, Illinois 1958, Massachusetts 1960, Ohio 1969, Florida 1983.

    Membership

    Chairman Orinda Planning Committee, California, 1953-1954. President Young Republicans California, 1954. Chairman Republican Central Committee, Contra Costa County, California, 1954-1955.

    Member Republican State Central Committee California, 1955. Served to captain Quartermaster corpus, United States army, 1942-1946. Member International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar (chairman Corporate Counsel committee 1973-1974), California Bar Association, III. Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Florida Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Tyler Hitchner, 1942 (divorced 1969). Children– Howard, Jonathan, Richard. Married Claire Lorraine Poirier, September 5, 1969.
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    Born January 5, 1920
    • 1941
      Oberlin College
    • 1947
      Harvard University
    • 1948 - 1951
      Associate, law firm
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1951 - 1955
      practice, d Oakland
      California, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      attorney, General Electric Company
      Plainville, Connecticut, United States
    • 1957 - 1959
      attorney, General Electric Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1959 - 1964
      division counsel, Raytheon Company
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1968 - 1978
      general counsel, Harris Corporation
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1978 - 1985
      general counsel, Harris Corporation
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
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