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Manufacturing company executive

James Richard Lesch, American manufacturing executive. Named to University Oklahoma Engineering Hall of Fame, 1971.


Lesch, James Richard was born on July 13, 1921 in Apache, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Emil W. and Rose (Stenger) Lesch.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Oklahoma, 1946.


With, Hughes Tool Company, Houston, from 1946;vice president product planning and administration services, Hughes Tool Company, 1962-1968;director, Hughes Tool Company, from 1964;senior vice president, general manager, Hughes Tool Company, 1968-1972;president, chief operating officer, Hughes Tool Company, 1972-1979;president, Hughes Tool Company, 1979-1982;chief Executive officer, Hughes Tool Company, 1979-1985;Chairman of the Board, Hughes Tool Company, 1981-1986;director, officer subsidiary, Hughes Tool Company. Director Raymond International, Texas Commerce Bank.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


Every Christian should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


Trustee United Fund, Houston and Harris County Texas, South Texas College Law. Engineering foundation advisory council University Texas at Austin. Board directors Methodist Hospital, Gulf Coast division Texas Society, Prevention Blindness.

Member national advisory board Goodwill Industries American. Member executive committee Center International Business Served with United States Army, 1942-1945. Member Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (president 1979), American Petroleum Institute, Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (executive committee), International Association Drilling Contractors, National Ocean Indiana Association, Houston District Export Council, Nomads, Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (director since 1968, chairman 1977-1978), Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (president 1973-1974) Clubs: Masons (Houston), Houston Metropolitan Racquet (Houston), 25 Year of Petroleum Industry (Houston), Petroleum (Houston), Houston (Houston), Lakeside Country (Houston).


Married Zelma Lee Meeks, September 10, 1942. Children: James Richard, Jack Wayne, Terry Alan, Steven Andrew.

Emil W. Lesch

Rose (Stenger) Lesch

Zelma Lee Meeks

James Richard Lesch

Jack Wayne Lesch

Terry Alan Lesch

Steven Andrew Lesch