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Title insurance company executive

Donald Parker Kennedy, American title insurance company executive. Bar: California. Named to Hall of Fame, California Building Industry, 1989.

Background

Kennedy, Donald Parker was born on October 16, 1918 in San Jacinto, California, United States. Son of Louis Rex and Elsie (Parker) Kennedy.

Education

AB, Stanford University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, University of Southern California, 1948.

Career

Bar: California; associate counsel Orange County Title Company, 1948-1958. Executive vice president 1st American Title Ins.Co., Santa Ana, California, 1958-1963, president, 1963-1989, chairman, 1989^, alsobd. directors. President 1st American Finance Corporation, Santa Ana, since 1963, also director, chairman.

Founder, director Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach, California, Premier Savings & Loan Association, Orange, California. Director Western Pacific Fin.Corp., Newport Beach, Christiana Oil Corporation, Huntington Harbour, California, Mission Bank, El Toro, California, Mission Savings & Loan Association, Santa Ana, Los Alamitos (California) Race Course, 1st American Title Insurance Company Arizona, Phoenix, 1st American Title Insurance Company New York, Garden City, 1st American Title Insurance Company Oregon, Portland, Massachusetts Title Insurance Company, Boston, Title Guaranty Company Wyoming, Casper, Butler Housing Corporation, Irvine, California Chairman president's council Chapman College. President Santa Ana-Tustin Community Chest.

Member Santa Ana Board Education, 1953. Orange County chairman United States Savings Bond Program;board directors Santa Ana Young Men’s Christian Association, World Affairs Council Orange County, Emphysema Foundation American, since 1980, Southern California Building Funds, 1974^, Goodwill Industries, University of California Riverside Foundation, 1990^. Trustee St. Joseph's Foundation, 1970^, Southern Coast Repertory, 1990^, Chapman College, 1989^.

Board directors Festival of Learning and Performing, 1988^, Orange County Business Common for the Arts, 1989^.

Achievements

  • Bar: California.

Membership

Chairman president's council Chapman College. President Santa Ana-Tustin Community Chest. Member Santa Ana Board Education, 1953.

Orange County chairman United States Savings Bond Program. Board directors Santa Ana Young Men’s Christian Association, World Affairs Council Orange County, Emphysema Foundation American, 1980, Southern California Building Funds, 1974, Goodwill Industries, University California Riverside Foundation, 1990, Festival of Learning and Performing, since 1988, Orange County Business Commission for the Arts, since 1989. Trustee St. Joseph's Foundation, since 1970, Southern Coast Repertory, 1990, Chapman College, since 1989.

Member of Southern California Golf Association, University Southern California Presdsl. Association, California City of C. (Southern California council, executive committee), Orange County Bar Association, California Bar Association, American Land Title Association (president 1983-1984, chairman finance committee, chairman government affairs committee), California Land Title Association (president 1960), Lake Arrowhead Country, Orange County Press (Headliner of Year in Business 1969), Santa Ana Country, Eldorado Country, Pacific, California, LaQuinta (California) Country, Center, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Dorothy Alice Suppiger, December 20, 1946. Children: Parker Steven, Elizabeth Ann, Amy Frances.

father:
Louis Rex Kennedy

mother:
Elsie (Parker) Kennedy

spouse:
Dorothy Alice Suppiger

child:
Parker Steven Kennedy

child:
Elizabeth Ann Kennedy

child:
Amy Frances Kennedy