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Jerry Ray Johnson

textile company executive

Jerry Ray Johnson was American textile company executive. Registered professional engineer, South Carolina.


Johnson, Jerry Ray was born on September 7, 1926 in Savannah, Georgia, United States.


Business Systems Modernization-Energy, University South Carolina, 1950.


With Graniteville Company, South Carolina, 1942-1984, beginning as machinist, successively maintenance engineer, assistant maintenance superintendent, assistant general superintendent, general superintendent maintenance, power and construction, assistant v, 1942-1979, executive vice president, 1979-1984. Director Community Services, Inc., C.H. Patrick & Company, Inc., Graniteville International, Inc.


  • Registered professional engineer, South Carolina.


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The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.


Trustee Columbia College, South Carolina, since 1980. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (section chairman), South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association (board directors 1982-1984) Clubs: Houndslake Country (Aiken, South Carolina).

Pinnacle (Augusta, Georgia). Graniteville Exchange (past president). Lodges: Rotary (past president).


Married Billie Wannamaker, December 31, 1948. Children: Rupert Ray, Wanna Bee Johnson Towler, William Elliott.


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