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John Alfred Church, American College development and finance company executive ( fin: finance service)college development and finance company executive.


Church, John Alfred was born on May 26, 1920 in Cadillac, Michigan, United States. Son of Felix M. Church and Eleanor (Baker) Chirch.


Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Michigan State University, 1942.


With Dow Corning Corporation, advertising department, Midland, Michigan, 1945—1949. Production manager Wagnitz Advertising Company Midland, 1949—1955, president, 1954—1955, Church & Guisewite Advertising, Inc., Midland, 1955—1969, treasurer, 1955—1969. Executive vice president, secretary C & G Graphics, Inc., 1958—1977.

President Heritage Arms, Inc., Midland, 1965. Director Midland Economic Development Corporation (Michigan), 1963—1975. Member, senior vice president Northwood Institute, Midland, 1969—1986, trustee, 1986.

Director Midland Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1957—1990, chairman bd, 1976—1990, president, 1980—1988. Served as Second lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1942-1945.


Member Midland Planning Commission, 1966—1969, Michigan Governor's Advisory Council on Water Safety, 1964—1968, chairman, 1964—1968. Member deacon board Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1960—1963, trustee, 1983—1986. Board dirs Coast Guard Foundation, president, 1977—1981, director, 1986.

Chairman building committee Pines council Boy Scouts American, 1961—1964. Member of Navy League United States (Michigan council 1968), American Association Advertising Agencies (business publications operating committee 1966-1969), Member Midland Chamber of Commerce (director 1957-1966, president 1962-1964), Model R.R. Association.


Married Hannah G. Baker, February 20, 1946. Children: John B., Mary E. Church Maier, Susan H. Church Schehl, William B., Sarah A. Church Kehr, Thomas B., James H., Margaret Ruth.

Felix M. Church Chirch

Eleanor (Baker) Chirch

Hannah G. Baker

John B. Church

Mary E. Church Maier Church

Susan H. Church Schehl Church

William B. Church

Sarah A. Church Kehr Church

Thomas B. Church

James H. Church

Margaret Ruth Church