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Joseph Conrad Ridenhour

Joseph Conrad Ridenhour, American textile company executive. Member Kannapolis Board Education, 1954-1965; secretary Home Mission Foundation, North Carolina synod United Lutheran Church in American, 1953-1968, director, since 1953, president, since 1968; member board Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1964-1985. Served with arty Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

  • Ridenhour, Joseph Conrad was born on August 12, 1920 in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Martin Luther and Mary Virginia (Schaeffer) Ridenhour.

  • Education

    • Student, Duke University, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1974.

    Career

    • Assistant secretary Cannon Mills Company, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1953-1963, assistant vice president, 1959-1960, vice president, 1960-1971, senior vice president, director marketing, 1971-1982, vice chairman board, 1981-1983, also director.

    Membership

    Member Kannapolis Board Education, 1954-1965. Secretary Home Mission Foundation, North Carolina synod United Lutheran Church in American, 1953-1968, director, since 1953, president, since 1968. Member board Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1964-1985.

    Served with arty Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Claire Thorne, December 21, 1943. 1 child, Janis Claire.
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    • 1940
      Duke University
    • 1974
      Lenoir Rhyne College
    • 1953 - 1963
      Assistant, secretary Cannon Mills Company
      Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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