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Ben Howard Love

Ben Howard Love was American organization executive. Recipient Gold medal Sons of the American Revolution, Bronze Wolf award World Scout Organization. Served with United States Army, 1951-1952.


  • Love, Ben Howard was born on September 26, 1930 in Trenton, Tennessee, United States. Son of Ben Drane and (Whitehead) Virginia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lambuth College, 1955. HHD (honorary), Lambuth College, 1986. Doctor Philanthropy (honorary), Pepperdine University, 1987.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Montclair State University, 1991.


    • With Boy Scouts American, since 1955, district executive Jackson, Tennessee, 1955-1960, scout executive Delta area council, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1960-1964, director National council North Brunswick, New Jersey, 1964—1968, scout executive Longhorn council Fort Worth, 1968—1971, scout executive Sam Houston council Houston, 1971—1973, director Northeast region Dayton, New Jersey, 1973—1985, chief scout executive National council Irving, Texas, 1985—1993. Board directors American International Group Valic I, Valic II. Retired, 2008.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Served with United States Army, 1951-1952.



    Tennis, golf, swimming, reading, spectator sports.


    • Married Ann Claire Hugo, March 4, 1933. Children: Ben H. Junior, Phillip H.(deceased), Leigh Anne, Mark E.
    • father: Ben Drane Virginia
    • mother: (Whitehead) Virginia
    • spouse: Ann Claire Hugo
    • children: Ben H. Junior Love
    • Phillip H. Love (deceased)
    • Leigh Anne Love
    • Mark E. Love
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    Born September 26, 1930
    • 1955
      Lambuth College
    • 1986
      Lambuth College
    • 1987
      Pepperdine University
    • 1991
      Montclair State University
    • 1955 - 1960
      With Boy Scouts American
      Tennessee, United States
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