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Communications executive

Francis J. Harkins, American Communications executive. Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York. Board of directors Lindenwood College; active St. Louis Symphony, since 1986. Servedwith United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Society Former Special Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Federal Bureau of Investigation, Regional Commerce and Growth Association (board directors).

Background

Harkins, Francis J. was born on October 23, 1922 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Malcolm James and Veronica Mary (Connors) Harkins.

Education

Bachelor in Economics, Villanova University. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, New York City, 1951.

Career

Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Minneapolis, Cleveland, New York City, 1951-1954;associate, Kissam and Halpin, 1954-1959;assistant staff attorney, Kissam and Halpin, 1959-1961;staff attorney, general counsel Latin American, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, New York City, 1963;dpe. group executive, group executive Latin American/Caribbean telephone operations, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, New York City, 1964-1968;product line manager worldwide telecommunications, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, New York City, 1968;vice president corporation administrative group, W.R. Grace & Company. New York City, 1968-1970;vice president, group executive, North American Philips Corporation, New York City, 1970-1975;executive vice president, Exten Corporation, New York City, 1980-1982;executive vice president, WUI, Inc., New York City, 1976-1982;senior vice president, MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Washington, 1982-1985;president Southwestern division, MCI Telecommunications Corporation, St. Louis, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York.

Membership

Board directors Lindenwood College. Active St. Louis Symphony, since 1986. Served with United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Society Former Special Agents Federal Bureau of Investigation, Regional Commerce and Growth Association (board directors).

Clubs: Creek (Long Island, New York ). Watch Hill Yacht (Rhode Island). Missouri Athletic, St. Louis, Old Warson Country (St. Louis).

Connections

Married Winifred Eileen Daly, June 12, 1948. Children: Francis J. Junior, Peter C., John D.

father:
Malcolm James Harkins

mother:
Veronica Mary (Connors) Harkins

spouse:
Winifred Eileen Daly

children:
Francis J. Junior Harkins

Peter C. Harkins

John D. Harkins