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Harry Disston, author, business executive, horseman. Decorated Commander Order of Boliver; recipient Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Philippine Liberation medal, Merit Swords medal, Free Poland.

Background

Disston, Harry was born on November 23, 1899 in Red Bank, New Jersey, United States. Son of Eugene John Kauffmann and Frances Matilda Disston.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1921.

Career

; children: Robin John Duval, Geoffrey Whitmore (deceased). Married Catherine Sitler John, August 26, 1960. With New York Telephone Сompany, 1921-1932, with American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City, 1932-1960, executive training student, district traffic superintendent, sales engineer, district manager, advisory staff engineer, advisory staff executive independent company relations, 1951-1960.

Coordinator development activities, placement director Graduate School Business Administration, University of Virginia. Vice president Equine Motion Analysis, Ltd., 1979-1982. Senior vice-president, director leasing Equivest Finance Services Corporation, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986-1988.

President Harwood Corporation, Ltd. Director AMVEST Horse Leasing Company, Charlottesville, Aide-de-camp to governor Virginia. Chairman Louisa County Electoral Board.

Member Virginia Board Military Affairs. Chairman finance committee Republican party Virginia. Chairman Louisa County Republican Committee.

Vice president president, director Park Avenue Association. Member Executive Committee Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, also president council, region 15. Trustee Grant Monument Association, Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Board directors Atlantic Rural Exposition. Board directors, treasurer Lee-Jackson Foundation. Chairman, board directors Charlottesville-Albemarle Clean Community Commission, 1978-1984.

Works

Membership

Trustee Grant Monument Association, Virginia, Outdoors Foundation. Board directors Atlantic Rural Exposition. Treasurer Lee-Jackson Foundation.

Chairman, board directors Charlottesville-Albemarle Clean Community Commission, 1978—1984. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Virginia Thoroughbred Association, St. Andrews Society, St. Georges Society, Reserve Officers Association (chapter president), Retired Officers Association, Military Order World Wars, Military Order Foreign Wars, Veterinary Corps Artillery, New York Society Military and Naval Officers World Wars (past president), Veterans 7th Regiment, American Horse Shows Association (judge, steward, technical delegate), Keswick Virginia Club, Keswick Hunt Club, Jack Jouett Bridle Trails Club (Charlottesville, Virginia) (president), Farmington Country Club, Amherst Club, Torch Club (past president Charlottesville-Albermarle), United States Pony Clubs (governor), Union Club, Church New York Club, Greencroft Club, Pilgrims United States Club, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Kappa, American Legion.

Connections

Married Valerie Ivy Duval, March 26, 1930 (deceased 1951). Children: Robin John Duval, Geoffrey Whitmore(deceased). Married Catherine Sitler John, August 26, 1960.

father:
Eugene John Kauffmann

mother:
Frances Matilda Disston

spouse:
Valerie Ivy Duval

spouse:
Catherine Sitler John

child:
Geoffrey Whitmore Disston (deceased)

child:
Robin John Duval Disston