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Manufacturing executive

James Kirk Ward, American manufacturing executive. Named Lion of Year, 1974. Member of Lions (Thomasville) (president 1975-1976), Furniture, American Society Interior Design Industry Foundation.

Background

Ward, James Kirk was born on August 23, 1932 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Leonard and Evelyn (Edwards Kirk) Ward.

Education

Associate of Arts, Mars Hill College, 1952. Bachelor of Fine Arts, College William and Mary, 1955.

Career

Director advertising Erwin Lambeth Inc., Thomasville, North Carolina, 1958—1960. Vice president design Heirloom Furniture Inc., High Point, 1960—1978. President, from 1978.

Republican Triad Council Governments, Greensboro, 1978. Member advisory board Mars Hill College, North Carolina, 1973. President School Board Thomasville, North Carolina, 1976, North Carolina Baptist Homes Aging, 1983.

Membership

Member of Lions (Thomasville) (president 1975-1976), Furniture, American Society Interior Design Industry Foundation.

Connections

Married Joe Anne Frier, July 7, 1956. Children: Sidney Kirk, Julie Anne.

father:
James Leonard Ward

mother:
Evelyn (Edwards Kirk) Ward

spouse:
Joe Anne Frier

child:
Sidney Kirk Ward

child:
Julie Anne Ward