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Electronics company executive

Fran M. Folsom, American electronics company executive. Recipient numerous honors and awards organizations, universities, churches and states.


Folsom, Fran M. was born on May 14, 1894 in Sprague, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Edward Presley and Anna Maria (Wilson) Folsom.


Doctor of Laws, University San Francisco. Postgraduate, St. Joseph's College. Postgraduate, Manhattan College.

Postgraduate, Fordham University.


Several positions in merchandising field, 1910-1932;with, Montgomery Ward & Company, 1932-1939;with, Goldblatt Brothers, Chicago, 1940-1941;assistant coordinator purchases, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, 1941-1942;assistant chief in charge procurement, special assistant, Under Secretary of Navy, Washington, 1942-1943;executive vice president, director, Radio Corporation of America Victor division Radio Corporation of America, 1944-1949;president, Radio Corporation of America Victor division Radio Corporation of America, 1949-1957;chairman of the executive committee board, Radio Corporation of America Victor division Radio Corporation of America, 1957-1992. Director Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc., John P. Maguire Company, 480 Park Avenue Corporation, NBC, General Cable Corporation, Radio Corporation of America Communications, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Radio Corporation of America Victor Limited company, Tishman Realty and Construction Company, Inc. Permanent representative of Holy See, International Agency for Atomic Energy, 1957.


Member advisory board New York Foundling Hospital. Director Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. Trustee National Jewish Hospital, Denver, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Rosemont College, Catholic Charities (New York ), Samuel H. Kress Foundation, National Catholic Community Service.

Advisory council on science and engineering University Notre Dame. With United States Army, 1917-1918. Member Bohemian Club (San Francisco), Augusta (Georgia) National Golf Club, Eureka Athletic Club (Philadelphia), Pilgrims of the United States, Blind Brook Club (Port Chester, New York ), Everglades Club (Palm Beach, Florida).


Married Gladys Mabel Jordan, August 5, 1917 (deceased). Children: Betty Marian Folsom Leslie Junior, Dorothy Gladys Folsom Macrae, Jeanne Frances Folsom Cook.

Edward Presley Folsom

Anna Maria (Wilson) Folsom

Gladys Mabel Jordan

Betty Marian Folsom Leslie Junior Folsom

Dorothy Gladys Folsom Macrae Folsom

Jeanne Frances Folsom Cook Folsom