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Stephen Wesley Lyman

Stephen Wesley Lyman, American optical supply company executive. License optician, South Carolina.


  • Lyman, Stephen Wesley was born on August 18, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Osman Prouse and Mary Ann (Wesley) Lyman.

  • Education

    • Student, Gardner-Webb College, 1965. Student, University South Carolina, 1972.


    • Apprentice lens grinder Columbia Optical Supply, Inc., 1972-1975, laboratory technician, 1975-1977, vice president, manager, 1977-1979, president, chief executive officer, since 1979.

    Major achievements

    • License optician, South Carolina.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member National Republican Congressional Committee, 1976, Republican National Committee, since 1981. With United States Navy, 1966-1970, Vietnam. Member American Board Opticianry, OpticalLabs.

    Association (national board directors 1990, regional board directors 1983, 87, nominating committee 1984, 87, 89), Southeastern Optical Laboratory Association (past officer).



    Golf, boating, yard work, bowling, cooking.


    • Married Cathy Murff, September 15, 1984.
    • father: Osman Prouse Lyman
    • mother: Mary Ann (Wesley) Lyman
    • spouse: Cathy Murff
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    Born August 18, 1945
    (age 72)