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Foods company executive

Langdon Strong Flowers, American Foods company executive. Named Man of Year, Thomas County Chamber of C., 1974.

Background

Flowers, Langdon Strong was born on February 12, 1922 in Thomasville, Georgia, United States. Son of William Howard and Flewellyn Evans (Strong) Flowers.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 1944. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 1947. Doctor of Humanities, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, 1984.

Career

Engineer,, Douglas Aircraft, Los Angeles, 1947; supervisor, Flowers Baking Company, Thomasville, 1947-1950; sales manager, Flowers Baking Company, 1950-1958; vice president sales, Flowers Baking Company, 1958-1965; president, chief operating officer, Flowers Industries, Inc., Thomasville, 1965-1976; vice Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Flowers Industries, Inc., 1976-1980; Chairman of the Board, Flowers Industries, Inc., 1980-1985; retired, Flowers Industries, Inc., 1985.

Membership

Past president Thomasville Young Men’s Christian Association, 1958-1962. Past trustee Presbyn College, Clinton, South Carolina, Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville. Served as lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member American Bakers Association (executive committee 1974-1975, chairman 1975-1976), Southern Bakers Association (chairman board 1969-1970), National Association of Manufacturers (director, executive committee), Thomasville Chamber of Commerce (president 1953-1954), Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Club: Rotarian.

Connections

Married Margaret Clisby Powell, June 3, 1944 (deceased November 22, 1003). Children: Margaret Flowers Rich, Langdon Strong, Elizabeth Powell, Dorothy Howard Flowers Swinson, John Howard.

father:
William Howard Flowers

mother:
Flewellyn Evans (Strong) Flowers

spouse:
Margaret ClisbyPowell

child:
Langdon Strong Flowers

child:
John Howard Flowers

child:
Dorothy Howard Flowers Swinson Flowers

child:
Margaret Flowers Rich Flowers

child:
Elizabeth Powell Flowers McKinney Flowers