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Charles David Tandy, American corporation executive. member founding council Rockefeller U.; Served with United States Navy, 1941-1947.; Member Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (director), Newcomen Society, Texas Association Business.

Background

Tandy, Charles David was born on May 15, 1918 in Brownsville, Texas, United States. Son of David Lewis and Carmen (McLain) Tandy.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Christian U., 1940, Doctor of Laws, 1971. Postgraduate Harvard University, 1940-1941.

Career

Stepchildren—Sherwood Johnston, Constance Johnston (Mistress Jesse L. Upchurch). Married second, Anne Burnett Windfohr, June 12, 1969. Vice president Tandy Leather Company, Fort Worth, 1947-1955, president, 1955-1964.

Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Tandy Corporation, 1964-1978. Director First United bank corporation, Inc., Tandycrafts, Inc., Tandy Brands, Inc., Pier I Imports, Inc., Stafford-Lowdon Inc., Kimbell, Inc., Alcon laboratories, Inc., Robintech, Inc., Dillard Department Stores, Inc. Trustee Texas Christian U.

Board directors N. Texas Commission, Fort Worth Art Association, Fort Worth Community Theatre, Fort Worth Progress, Inc., Fort Worth Junior Achievement, Arts Council Greater Fort Worth, Trinity Improvement Association. Member founding council Rockefeller U.

Membership

Member founding council Rockefeller U. Served with United States Navy, 1941-1947. Member Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (director), Newcomen Society, Texas Association Business.

Clubs: Fort Worth, Century II (director), Ridglea Country (director), Exchange (past president, Golden Deeds award 1974), Shady Oaks Country (Fort Worth).

Connections

Married Gwendolyn Purdy Johnston, October 25, 1945 (deceased).; married second, Anne Burnett Windfohr, June 12, 1969.

father:
David Lewis Tandy

mother:
Carmen (McLain) Tandy

spouses:
Gwendolyn Purdy Johnston

Anne Burnett Windfohr