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Insurance executive

Francis Moffett Hipp, American Insurance executive. Recipient Businessman of Year award South Carolina. Chamber of Commerce, 1980, Order of the Palmetto Governor of South Carolina., 1985, 94; named to South Carolina. Business Hall of Fame, 1985.


Hipp, Francis Moffett was born on March 3, 1911 in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Frank and Eunice Jane (Halfacre) Hipp.


Student, The Citadel, 1931. AB, Furman University, 1933. Doctor of Laws, Furman University, 1968.

Doctor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1964. Doctor of Laws, The Citadel, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Clemson University, 1980.

Doctor of Laws, Benedict College, 1983. Doctor of Laws, Newberry College, 1985. LL.D, Wofford College, 1994.


With, Liberty Life Insurance Company, 1933-1995;assistant treasurer, Liberty Life Insurance Company, 1936-1941;vice president, Liberty Life Insurance Company, 1942;president, Chairman of the Board, Liberty Life Insurance Company, 1943-1995;Chairman of the Board, Liberty Corporation, 1977-1995;president, Chairman of the Board, Liberty Corporation, Greenville, South Carolina., 1976-1977. Chairman of the executive committee, director Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, Greenville. Director emeritus South Carolina.

National Corporation, Columbia, Scana Corporation, Columbia. Member South Carolina. Development Board, 1955-1995, chairman, 1959-1963.

State vice president American Life Convention, 1947-1957, member Executive Committee, 1957-1963. Member Executive Committee Life Insurors Conference, 1961-1964.


Trustee South Carolina Foundation Indiana Colleges, The Citadel Development Foundation. Member Business Partnership Foundation of University South Carolina, Palmetto Business Forum. Member Newcomen Society, Kappa Alpha, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Clubs: Greenville Country, Poinsett, Green Valley Country, Commerce (Greenville, South Carolina), Augusta (Georgia), National Golf.


Married Mary M. Looper, November 10, 1935 (deceased 1962). Children: Mary Elizabeth (deceased), William, John, Mary Jane. Married Shirley A. Mattoon, May 11, 1964.

William Frank Hipp

Eunice Jane (Halfacre) Hipp

Mary M. Looper

Shirley A. Mattoon

Mary Elizabeth Hipp (deceased)

William Hipp

John Hipp

Mary Jane Hipp