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educator , Insurance company executive

Leland Tate Waggoner, American insurance company executive, educator. Recipient Leland T. Waggoner distinguished lecture series in life and health insurance established at Georgia State University; L. T. Waggoner room of America Colleges Graduate Center named for him.; New Jersey Room of America College Graduate Center named in his honor.


Waggoner, Leland Tate was born on February 5, 1916 in Greensboro, Georgia, United States. Son of Andrew B. and Blanche (Proffitt) Waggoner.


AB, Maryville College, 1938. Master of Business Administration with honors, New York University, 1972. Chartered Life Underwriter, 1941.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Maryville College, 1987.


Manager, Mutual of New York, Boston, 1946-1954;vice president Western section, Mutual of New York, San Francisco, 1954-1957;vice president sales, Life Insurance Company North America, Philadelphia, 1957-1963;vice president sales, Home Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1963-1969;senior vice-president, director, Home Life Insurance Company, 1969-1981;president, Home Life Equity Sales Corporation, 1970-1981;president, Creative Marketing, Inc., since 1981;chairman, Virginia Life Insurance Company of New York, since 1983;chairman emeritus, Virginia Life Insurance Company of New Yorksenior director, Warring & Associations International Cons., since 1983. Instructor Stanford Graduate School Business Administration, 1957.

Executive visiting professor Georgia State University, since 1981. Past member board CLU Institute. Member agency officers round table Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association.

Life insurance public relations council Institute Life Insurance. Advisory board New York State Insurance Department. Past member agy.officers roundtable.


  • Other Work

    • Author: You Can See the World in Forty Days!. Contributing author: other booklets. Life Insurance Sales Management Handbook.

      Senior editor: Chartered Life Underwriter Jour, since 1946. Co-editor: The Life Insurance Policy Contract. Consultant editor, contributing author: Life and Health Insurance Handbook.

      Interviewed for: American College's Oral History of Life Insurance.


Board of directors and Executive Committee American Bible Society. Past board directors Maryville College, U. Tampa, Foster Parents Plan. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Member International Insurance Society (Board of Governors), Tenn Society, Baltusrol Golf Club.


Married Florence Adelaide Gee, February 15, 1942. Children: Frederick Charles, Leonora Blanche.

Andrew B. Waggoner

Blanche (Proffitt) Waggoner

Florence Adelaide Gee

Frederick Charles Waggoner

Leonora Blanche Waggoner