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Insurance executive

Kenneth Ralph Austin, American insurance executive. Board directors Drake University; past board directors Simpson College, Marycrest College, South Iowa Methodist Homes, American Association Homes for Aging; board governors Iowa College Foundation Served to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow Life Management Institute; member Life Office Management Association (past director), American Council Life Insurance (past director).

Background

Austin, Kenneth Ralph was born on March 15, 1920 in Keosauqua, Iowa, United States. Son of James Clayton and Nancy M. (Landreth) Austin.

Education

Bachelor of Commercial Science, Drake University, 1941. Master of Science, University Iowa, 1942.

Career

With, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, Des Moines, 1947-1985;assistant secretary, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1953-1959;superintendent policy issue, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1959-1960;agency vice president, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1960-1964;vice president, controller, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1964-1966;executive vice president, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1966-1969;president, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1969-1981;chief Executive officer, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1970-1983;chairman, Equitable Life Insurance Company Iowa, 1981-1985.

Membership

Board of directors Drake U. Past board directors Simpson College, Marycrest College, South Iowa Methodist Homes, American Association Homes for Aging. Board of Governors Iowa College Foundation Served to commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Fellow Life Management Institute. Member Life Office Management Association (past director), American Council Life Insurance (past director).

Connections

Married LaVerne Eleanor Turin, May 9, 1942. Children: Marilyn Ruth, Alan Karl.

father:
James Clayton Austin

mother:
Nancy M. (Landreth) Austin

spouse:
LaVerne Eleanor Turin

child:
Marilyn Ruth Austin

child:
Alan Karl Austin