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business executive

James Leonidas Camp, business executive. Served with United States Navy, 1918.; Member American Paper and Pulp Association (Executive Committee), National Association of Manufacturers (past board directors), National Lumber Manufacturers Association (board directors), Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Newcomen Society N.A., English-Speaking Union, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

Camp, James Leonidas was born on June 7, 1895 in Franklin, Virginia, United States. Son of James Leonidas and Carrie Fountain (Savage) Camp.

Education

Student, Columbia; Graduate School Bus.

Career

Began as lumber plant worker, 1915-1919. With Camp Manufacturing Company, Franklin, 1919-1956, successively salesman, vice president, head sales, 1919-1926, president, director, 1926-1956, Chairman of the Board, director, 1956. Chairman of the executive committee Union Camp Corporation, 1956-1969.

Director Virginia National Bank. Trustee American Forest Products Industries, Inc. Chairman board directors J.L. Camp Foundation, Inc.

Trustee University of Virginia Graduate School Business Administration, Virginia Foundation Indiana Colls., National Fund for Medical Education, Baptist Orphanage, Salem, Virginia, U. Richmond.

Religion

The sole basis for faith is the Bible and it is infallible.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1918. Member American Paper and Pulp Association (Executive Committee), National Association of Manufacturers (past board directors), National Lumber Manufacturers Association (board directors), Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Newcomen Society N.A., English-Speaking Union, Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Princess Anne Country (Virginia Beach).

Connections

Married Mary Clav, May 21, 1918. 1 child, James Leonidas, III. Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College.

father:
James Leonidas Camp

mother:
Carrie Fountain (Savage) Camp

spouse:
Mary Clav