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finance company and automotive executive

James George Duff was American finance company and automotive executive. Sunray Mid-Continent scholar, Bankers scholar, to 1960.


Duff, James George was born on January 27, 1938 in Pittsburg, Kansas, United States. Son of James George and Camilla Matilda (Vinardi) Duff.


Bachelor of Science with distinction, University Kansas, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Kansas, 1961.


With, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1962-1997;various positions finance staff, Ford Motor Company, 1962-1971;director product, profit, price, warranty, Ford of Europe, 1972-1974;controller, Ford Division, 1974-1976;controller car operations, Ford Division, 1976;controller car product development, Ford Division, 1976-1980;executive vice president, Ford Motor Credit Company, 1980-1988;board directors, Ford Motor Credit Companypresident, chief operating officer, United States Leasing International Inc. (now USL Capital), San Francisco, 1988-1989;president, Chief Executive Officer, United States Leasing International Inc. (now USL Capital), San Francisco, 1990-1991;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, USL Capital, San Francisco, 1991-1997;also board directors, USL Capital, San Francisco.

Board directors Preferred Income Management Fund. Member Conference Board, 1990-1997.


Member advisory board University Kansas School Business, 1980-1998. Board directors Bay Area Council, 1990-1997. Trustee San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1990-1997.

Chairman business development unit Detroit United Fund, 1980-1985, chairman education and local government unit Detroit United Fund, 1986-1988. Member San San Francisco Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1990-1991).


Married Linda Louise Beeman, June 24, 1961 (divorced). Children: Michele, Mark, Melissa. Married Beverly L. Pool, November 16, 1984.

James George Duff

Camilla Matilda (Vinardi) Duff

Linda Louise Beeman

Beverly L. Pool

Michele Duff

Mark Duff

Melissa Duff