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Frank Park Samford

insurance company executive

Frank Park Samford, American insurance company executive. Member Alumni Association Alabama Polytechnic Institute (president 1943-1944), Alpha Tau Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Samford, Frank Park was born on November 1, 1893 in Troy, Alabama, United States. Son of William Hodges and Kate (Park) S.

Education

Student State Normal College, Troy. Bachelor of Science, Alabama Polytech. Institute, 1914; honorary Doctor of Laws, Howard College, Auburn U.

Career

Insurance commissioner of Alabama 1915-1919. Alabama manager Lumbermans Mutual Casualty Company, 1919-1921. Secretary Liberty National Life Insurance Company, 1921-1932, vice president, 1932-1934, president, 1934-1960, Chairman of the Board 1960-1973.

Director Malone Freight Line, Brown-Service Manufacturing Company Board of directors Life Insurance Sales Research Bureau, 1931-1934. Board directors, Executive Committee Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1937. President Industrial Insurer’s Conference, 1938-1940.

President Birmingham Community Chest, 1940-1942. Board directors Jefferson County Community Chest, Alabama Heart Association. President Jefferson Tuberculosis Sanitorium Society, 1942-1944.

Board directors Associate Industries of Alabama. State vice president American Life Convention. President Alabama State Chamber of Commerce.

1946-1949, President board of trustees Samford U. Trustee Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Southern Research Institute.

Membership

Member Alumni Association Alabama Polytechnic Institute (president 1943-1944), Alpha Tau Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Rotary (president 1936-1937).

Connections

Married Hattie Mae Noland, December 23, 1919. Children: Frank Park Junior.

father:
William Hodges Samford

mother:
Kate (Park) Samford

spouse:
Hattie Mae Noland

child:
Frank Park Jr Samford