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King Wilkinson

entrepreneur

King Wilkinson, American entrepreneur. Certified general contractor, real estate exchangor. Recipient numerous boxing awards.

Background

Wilkinson, King was born on May 29, 1938 in Bridgton, Maine, United States. Son of Bernard Wallace and Helen (Edwards) Wilkinson.

Education

Student, University Maine, 1956-1957;student, Fort Lauderdale College, 1969.

Career

Professional boxer, various locations, 1956-1961;surveyor, Corps Engineers, Cape Kennedy, Florida, 1962-1963;independent builder, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1963-1966;general contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1966;associate, Swan Homes & Investments, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, since 1977;owner, manager, R.M. Professional Boxing Stable, Fort Lauderdale, since 1973;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Rocky Marciano Sportsworld, Fort Lauderdale, since 1973;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Wilkinson Investments, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, since 1975. Consultant, Kings Home Improvement, Fort Lauderdale, since 1966. Business agent Sports Immortals, Fort Lauderdale, since 1973.

Director, curator Rocky Marciano Museum, Fort Lauderdale, since 1973.

Achievements

  • Certified general contractor, real estate exchangor.

Works

  • Contributor numerous articles to sports magazines.

Membership

Past officer, city, state and national Grange. Board directors Rocky Marciano Youth Club, Fort Lauderdale, since 1973. Active board adjustment City of Wilton Manors, Florida, since 1988.

Vice president, trustee Science of Mind Center of Boca Raton, Inc., since 1988. Member Downtown Optimist Club (vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame (Chicago), California Alley Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boxing, jogging, aerobics, sailing, youth work.

Connections

Married Beverly Douglas (divorced 1962). Children: Teresa, Debra, Kelly.

father:
Bernard Wallace Wilkinson

mother:
Helen (Edwards) Wilkinson

spouse:
Beverly Douglas

children:
Teresa Wilkinson

Debra Wilkinson

Kelly Wilkinson