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Francis David Livingston, American coal company executive.


Livingston, Francis David was born on September 29, 1914 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. Son of James Draper and Permele Crawford (Elliott) F.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1937. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1939. Student mining, West Virginia University, 1937.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Davis and Elkins College, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Marshall University, 1963.


Vice president, general manager, Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, David, Kentucky, 1940-1942;president, Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, David, Kentucky, 1946-1959;president, Princess Coals, Inc. (merger Princess Elkhorn, Powellton, Sycamore and Cinderella coal companies), 1959-1963;Chairman of the Board, Princess Coals, Inc. (merger Princess Elkhorn, Powellton, Sycamore and Cinderella coal companies), from 1963;president, Princess Coal Sales Company, 1946-1968;Chairman of the Board, Princess Coal Sales Company, from 1968;president, Mallory Stores, Inc., Huntington, West Virginia, 1946-1963;president, Sycamore Coal Company, from 1968;president, Kathy's Farm, Inc., from 1978;president, Princess Coals, Inc.

(merger Kathy's Farm), 1975-1978;Chairman of the Board, Princess Coals, Inc. (merger Kathy's Farm), from 1979;director, Appalachian Coals, Inc.


Director Southern States Industrial Council, from 1950. Chairman West Virginia advising committee Manpower Utilization. Member West Virginia Rehabilitation Advisory Council, from 1961.

Member of advisory council Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission, Washington, 1962;chairman Cancer, United Fund-American Red Cross campaigns. President Tri-State area council Boy Scouts American. Chairman West Virginia Citizens for Constitutional Convention, 1967.

Vice chairman Citizens Advisory Commision on West Virginia Legislature, 1967-1970. Councilman City of Huntington, 1956-1961. Trustee, president Huntington Clinical Foundation.

Trustee, member research committee Committee Economics Development New York City, from 1958. Trustee Davis and Elkins College. Board directors West Virginia Foundation Indiana Colls.

Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1956-1964, chairman natural resources 1957-1964, vice president 1961-1964), National Coal Association (director) from 1958, treasurer 1960-1961), Southern Coal Producers Association (director) from 1958, exec committee), American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, National Association of Manufacturers, Engineers Club, Masons, Chi Psi.


Married Janine Martin, November 27, 1976. Children: Kathy Anne, Anna Barbour.

James Draper F.

Permele Crawford (Elliott) F.

Janine Martin

Kathy Anne Livingston

Anna Barbour Livingston