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Insurance company executive

Harry Leon Edwards was American insurance company executive. Board governors Texas Arts Alliance; trustee St. Edward's University, 1978-1981, chairman board, 1980-1981. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1948. Member Austin Chamber of Commerce, National Association Life Underwriters, Life Office Management Association Clubs: Great Hills Country, Lost Creek, Headliners, Austin, Elks.

Background

Edwards, Harry Leon was born on June 12, 1921 in Lafayette, Georgia, United States. Son of William Fred and Hattie Mae (Harrison) Edwards.

Education

Student, Berea College, 1939-1941;student, George Washington University, 1942.

Career

General sales manager, Black Hills Power & Light Company, Rapid City, South Dakot, 1948-1963;president, Stockman National Life Insurance Company, Rapid City, 1963-1969;executive vice president, director, National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, 1969-1970;president, director, National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, 1970-1990;chief operating officer, president, National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texasretired, National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, 1990;president, director, Commercial Adjusters, Inc., 1970-1990;former chairman, Commercial Adjusters, Inc. director, Westcap Corporation, Houston, 1979-1990.

Membership

Board governors Texas Arts Alliance. Trustee St. Edward's University, 1978-1981, chairman board, 1980-1981. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1948.

Member Austin Chamber of Commerce, National Association Life Underwriters, Life Office Management Association Clubs: Great Hills Country, Lost Creek, Headliners, Austin, Elks.

Connections

Married Mary Louise Hamm, January 21, 1944. Children– Thomas W. Edwards, Richard M. Edwards, Linda A. Edwards Johnson.

father:
William Fred Edwards

mother:
Hattie Mae (Harrison) Edwards

spouse:
Mary Louise Hamm

child:
Thomas W. Edwards

child:
Richard M. Edwards

child:
Linda A. Edwards Johnson Edwards