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Lawyer , electronics company executive

Joseph Riggs Creighton, American electronics company executive, lawyer. Bar: California 1949, Illinois 1958, Massachusetts 1960, Ohio 1969, Florida 1983.


Creighton, Joseph Riggs was born on January 5, 1920 in Canton, Peoples Republic of China. (parents American citzens). Son of John W. and Lois (Jameston) Creighton.


Oberlin College (Bachelor of Arts). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws).


Associate law firm, San Francisco, 1948-1951. Practiced Oakland, California, 1951-1955. Attorney General Electric Company, Plainville, Connecticut, 1955-1957, Chicago, 1957-1959.

Division counsel Raytheon Company, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1959-1964, assistant general counsel, 1964-1967. General counsel Harris Corporation, Cleveland, 1968-1978, vice president, 1975-1978, Melbourne, Florida, 1978-1985, senior legal adviser, since 1985. Chairman law council Machinery and Allied Products Institute, 1981-1984.

Chairman law committee Semiconductor Industry Association, since 1984.


  • Bar: California 1949, Illinois 1958, Massachusetts 1960, Ohio 1969, Florida 1983.


Chairman Orinda Planning Committee, California, 1953-1954. President Young Republicans California, 1954. Chairman Republican Central Committee, Contra Costa County, California, 1954-1955.

Member Republican State Central Committee California, 1955. Served to captain Quartermaster corpus, United States army, 1942-1946. Member International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar (chairman Corporate Counsel committee 1973-1974), California Bar Association, III. Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Florida Bar Association.


Married Margaret Tyler Hitchner, 1942 (divorced 1969). Children– Howard, Jonathan, Richard. Married Claire Lorraine Poirier, September 5, 1969.

John W. Creighton

Lois (Jameston) Creighton

Margaret Tyler Hitchner

Claire Lorraine Poirier

Howard Creighton

Jonathan Creighton

Richard Creighton