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educator , Insurance company executive

John Shelby Pletcher, American former insurance company executive, educator. Chartered life underwriter American College, Pennsylvania; licensed series 7 National Association Securities Dealers, Maryland; certified teacher English as 2d language, Washington.


Pletcher, John Shelby was born on April 21, 1925 in Lima, Ohio, United States. Son of John Fredrick and Harriet Iloe Pletcher.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1949. Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1963.


Director system and programming Marine Bank & Trust, Tampa, Florida, 1970. Vice president, data processing manager Citrus and Chemical Bank, Bartow, 1971-1976. Manager strategic planning Martin Marietta Data Systems, Orlando, 1977-1985.

President Pletcher Finance Service, LLC, Bradenton, 1986-1998. Teacher English as Secondary Language.


  • Chartered life underwriter American College, Pennsylvania. Licensed series 7 National Association Securities Dealers, Maryland. Certified teacher English as 2d language, Washington.


Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force, 1951-1970. Member Association Former Intelligence Officers (charter member), Retired Officers Association, Sarasota CLU/Chartered Financial Consultant Chapter, Bartow Rotary Club (president 1975-1976), Doctor Phillips Rotary Club (president 1982-1983, Paul Harris award 1983), Sarasota Shrine Club.


  • Other Interests

    Flying, tennis, travel, reading.


Married Marilyn Lee Pletcher, June 16, 1946. Children: John Jeffrey, Robert Craig, Gregory Alan.

John Fredrick

Harriet Iloe Pletcher

Marilyn Lee Pletcher

John Jeffrey Pletcher

Robert Craig Pletcher

Gregory Alan Pletcher