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Archie Reece Dykes, American Financial services executive. Ford Foundation fellow, 1957-1959; American Council on Education postdoctoral fellow University of Illinois, 1966-1967; named Outstanding Alumnus, E. Tennessee State University, 1970.


Dykes, Archie Reece was born on January 20, 1931 in Rogersville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Claude Reed and Rose (Quillen) Dykes.


Bachelor of Science cum laude, East Tennessee State University, 1952. Master of Arts, East Tennessee State University, 1956. Doctor of Education, University Tennessee, 1959.


Principal, Church Hill (Tennessee) High School, 1955-1958. Superintendent Greeneville (Tennessee) Schools, 1959-1962. Professor education, director Center Advanced Graduate Study Education University Tennessee, 1962-1966, chancellor Martin, 1967-1971, Knoxville, 1971-1973, University Kansas, 1973-1980.

Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Security Benefit Group of Companies, Topeka, 1980-1988. Chairman Capital City Holdings Inc., since 1988. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, Fleming Companies, Inc., Dallas.

Chairman board directors Pepsi Americans, Inc. Board directors Raytech Corporation, Midas, Inc., Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Trustee Keene Industries Trust, New York City, Kansas University Endowment Association, Raytech Corporation Trust, New York City, United States Mineral Corporation Asbestos Trust.


Vice chairman Commission Operation United States Senate, 1975—1976. Member National Advisory Council Education Professions Development, 1975—1976. Trustee Truman Library.

Institute, 1973—1980, Nelson Art Gallery, 1973—1980, Menninger Foundation, 1982—1988, Dole Foundation, William Allen White Foundation. Member board regents State of Kansas, 1982—1986. Member advisory commission United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1974—1979, chairman, 1978—1979.

Chairman board trustees University Middle-American, 1978—1979. Member consultative board regents University Qatar, 1979—1980. Member of Kansas Association Commerce and Industry (board directors 1975-1982), National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (council president 1971-1980), American Council Life Insurance (board directors 1981-1986), Tennessee College Association (president 1969-1970), Newcomen Society North America, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Nancy Jane Haun, May 29, 1953. Children: John Reece, Thomas Mack.

Claude Reed Dykes

Rose (Quillen) Dykes

Nancy Jane Haun

John Reece Dykes

Thomas Mack Dykes