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Manufacturing company executive

James Turner Wakley, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal. Chairman Parkersburg Urban Renewal Authority, 1968-1975; trustee Ohio Valley Improvement Association, Marietta College, West Virginia Foundation Indiana Colleges; Member National Sand and Gravel Association (board directors 1976-1979).

Background

Wakley, James Turner was born on February 17, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of James Henry and Edith Lynn (Welsh) Wakley.

Education

Student, public schools, Springfield.

Career

Regional sales manager, National Supply Company, 1947-1954; executive vice president, Kanawha Sand Company, 1956-1960; president, Ohio River Sand & Gravel Company, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1960-1977; vice president, board directors, McDonough Company, Parkersburg, 1960-1981; president, McDonough Foundation, since 1981; Chairman, Board Of Directors, Marmac Corporation, Parkersburg, 1981-1995.

Membership

Chairman Parkersburg Urban Renewal Authority, 1968-1975. Trustee Ohio Valley Improvement Association, Marietta College, West Virginia Foundation Indiana Colleges. Member National Sand and Gravel Association (board directors 1976-1979).

Connections

Married Mary Pennell, May 18, 1945. Children: Ruth Nadine, Gary James, Martin Pennell.

father:
James Henry Wakley

mother:
Edith Lynn (Welsh) Wakley

spouse:
Mary Pennell

child:
Ruth Nadine Wakley

child:
Gary James Wakley

child:
Martin Pennell Wakley