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Frederick Brown Starr

furniture manufacturing executive

Frederick Brown Starr, American furniture manufacturing executive. Board directors Community Hospital, Thomasville, since 1984; chairman TFI Foundation, since 1984; Member of International Home Furnishings Market Association (chairman since 1995).

Background

Starr, Frederick Brown was born on December 11, 1932 in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Rickaby and Virginia (Brown) Starr.

Education

Bachelor in English, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1955.

Career

Board directors Furniture Library., High Point, North Carolina. Architectural ceilings salesman Armstrong World Industries Inc., Indianapolis, 1958—1963, with marketing management Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1963—1973. Vice president & general sales manager, subsidiary company Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc., North Carolina, 1973—1977, senior vice president & general sales manager, 1977—1982, president & Chief Executive Officer, since 1982, director.

Vice-chair University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1985, Reynolds House Museum, since 1988. President North Carolina Shakespeare Theatre, since 1987. With United States Army, 1955-1957.

Membership

Board directors Community Hospital, Thomasville, since 1984. Chairman TFI Foundation, since 1984. Member of International Home Furnishings Market Association (chairman since 1995).

Connections

Married Sue Zook, June 1958. Children: Jonathan, Curtis, Anne.