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Joseph Conrad Ridenhour

textile company executive

Joseph Conrad Ridenhour, American textile company executive. Member Kannapolis Board Education, 1954-1965; secretary Home Mission Foundation, North Carolina synod United Lutheran Church in American, 1953-1968, director, since 1953, president, since 1968; member board Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1964-1985. Served with arty Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

Ridenhour, Joseph Conrad was born on August 12, 1920 in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Martin Luther and Mary Virginia (Schaeffer) Ridenhour.

Education

Student, Duke University, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1974.

Career

Assistant secretary Cannon Mills Company, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1953-1963, assistant vice president, 1959-1960, vice president, 1960-1971, senior vice president, director marketing, 1971-1982, vice chairman board, 1981-1983, also director.

Membership

Member Kannapolis Board Education, 1954-1965. Secretary Home Mission Foundation, North Carolina synod United Lutheran Church in American, 1953-1968, director, since 1953, president, since 1968. Member board Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1964-1985.

Served with arty Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Married Julia Claire Thorne, December 21, 1943. 1 child, Janis Claire.