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James Kirk Ward

James Kirk Ward, American manufacturing executive. Named Lion of Year, 1974. Member of Lions (Thomasville) (president 1975-1976), Furniture, American Society Interior Design Industry Foundation.

Background

  • Ward, James Kirk was born on August 23, 1932 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Leonard and Evelyn (Edwards Kirk) Ward.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Mars Hill College, 1952. Bachelor of Fine Arts, College William and Mary, 1955.

    Career

    • Director advertising Erwin Lambeth Inc., Thomasville, North Carolina, 1958—1960. Vice president design Heirloom Furniture Inc., High Point, 1960—1978. President, from 1978.

      Republican Triad Council Governments, Greensboro, 1978. Member advisory board Mars Hill College, North Carolina, 1973. President School Board Thomasville, North Carolina, 1976, North Carolina Baptist Homes Aging, 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Lions (Thomasville) (president 1975-1976), Furniture, American Society Interior Design Industry Foundation.

    Connections

    • Married Joe Anne Frier, July 7, 1956. Children: Sidney Kirk, Julie Anne.
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    Died June 30, 2007
    (aged 74)
    • 1952
      Mars Hill College
    • 1955
      College William and Mary
    • 1958 - 1960
      Director, advertising Erwin Lambeth Incorporated
      Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1960 - 1978
      vice president, design Heirloom Furniture Incorporated
      High Point, North Carolina, United States

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