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organization executive

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.


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.


Served with United States Army, 1951-1952.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, golf, swimming, reading, spectator sports.


Married Ann Claire Hugo, March 4, 1933. Children: Ben H. Junior, Phillip H.(deceased), Leigh Anne, Mark E.

Ben Drane Virginia

(Whitehead) Virginia

Ann Claire Hugo

Ben H. Junior Love

Phillip H. Love (deceased)

Leigh Anne Love

Mark E. Love