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Retail executive

Hugh Purcell Highsmith, American retail executive. Recipient Community Service award, Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce, 1975, Outstanding Work in Local History award, State History Society of Wisconsin, 1980.

Background

Highsmith, Hugh Purcell was born on June 22, 1914 in Flat Rock, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Johnson and Fannye Ellen (Purcell) Highsmith.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1936.

Career

Account executive Western Advertising Agency, Racine, Wisconsin, 1938—1945. President National Agricultural Supply Company, Fort Atkinson, 1946—1956. Editor, public Farmer's Digest, 1956—1968.

President Highsmith Company, 1956—1987, Rolamech Company, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1978. Chairman Highsmith Company, since 1987.

Connections

Married Doris Mary Morter, April 15, 1944. Children: William M., Duncan J., Ralph Tod.

father:
Harry Johnson Highsmith

mother:
Fannye Ellen (Purcell) Highsmith

spouse:
Doris Mary Morter

child:
William M. Highsmith

child:
Duncan J. Highsmith

child:
Ralph Tod Highsmith