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accountant , financial planner , company executive

James Howard Bedsworth, American investment company executive, accountant, financial planner. Certified Public Accountant, Michigan, Kansas.


Bedsworth, James Howard was born on January 21, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles R. and Lottie I. (Wheatley) Bedsworth.


Bachelor of Science, Olivet Nazarene College, 1958. Master of Business Administration, University Oklahoma, 1960. Certified, College for Finance Planning, Denver, 1981.


Junior accountant Touche, Ross and Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1960-1962. Accountant, senior accountant Sinderson Henning and Mueller, Kansas, 1962-1964. Vice president finance, secretary-treasurer, board directors Marantette and Company, Detroit, 1964-1967.

Comptroller 1st of Michigan Corporation, 1968-1970. President, chief executive officer, board directors Alexander Hamilton Finance Inc., Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1970-1973. Regional sales manager Monex International Ltd., Troy, 1974-1975.

Executive vice president, owner International Trading Group Ltd., Southfield, 1976-1978. Vice president marketing United States Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust, Detroit, 1978-1980. President, owner Bedford International Corporation, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, since 1981.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Michigan, Kansas.


  • Other Work

    • Author: How to Choose a Financial Planner and Why You Should, 1984. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors, fund raiser Grosse Pointe Little League Baseball, 1978-1984. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute Certified Finance Planners (certified), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Registry Finance Planning Practitioners, International Association for Finance Planning (vice president, executive vice president, president, chairman southeast Michigan 1978-1984), Midwest Association for Finance Planning (president, chairman board 1984-1986), Optimist (board directors Grosse Pointe 1986-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Boating, tennis, jogging.


Married Mary Sue Card, September 7, 1958. Children: John B., Bryan T., Jennifer K., J. Andrew, Jason T.

Charles R. Bedsworth

Lottie I. (Wheatley) Bedsworth

Mary Sue Card

John B. Bedsworth

Bryan T. Bedsworth

Jennifer K. Bedsworth

J. Andrew Bedsworth

Jason T. Bedsworth