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industrial executive

Lemuel Ricketts Boulware, industrial executive. Recipient Medal of Merit for War Service; Distinguished American Citizen award Harding College, 1963, Individual Achievement award Freedoms Foundation, 1986. Served as captain, infantry United States Army, 1917-1919. Member of Century (Syracuse); Blind Brook (Purchase, New York ); Round Hill (Greenwich, Connecticut); Gulfstream Golf (Florida); Gulfstream Bath and Tennis.


Boulware, Lemuel Ricketts was born on June 3, 1895 in Springfield, Kentucky, United States. Son of Judson A. and Martha Price (Ricketts) Boulware.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1916;Doctor of Humane Letters, Center College, 1953;Doctor of Laws, Carroll College, 1954;Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1957;Doctor of Science., Clarkson College, 1962;D.Edn. in Economics (honorary), Hillsdale (Michigan) College, 1980.


Teacher business administration, University of Wisconsin, 1916-1917;teacher Brooklyn night schools, 1919-1920;comptroller, E. W. Bliss Company, Hastings (Michigan) division, 1919;purchasing agent, factory manager, H. B. Sherman Manufacturing Company, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1920-1925;general sales manager, Easy Washing Machine Corporation, Syracuse, New York, 1925-1935;vice president, general manager, Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, 1936-1939;vice president, general manager, Celotex Corporation, Chicago, 1940-1942;assistant to chairman, War Production Board, 1942;deputy comptroller shipbuilding, War Production Board, 1942-1943operations vice chairman, War Production Board, 1943-1944;member production Executive Committee and standardization of shipbuilding design committee of, Combined Chiefs of Staffwith, General Electric Company as marketing consultant and in charge affiliated manufacturing companies, 1945;vice president, 1945-1947;in charge employee, community and union relations, 1947-1956;vice president public and employee relations, 1956-1959;vice president consultant relations services, 1959-1961.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Truth about Boularism: Trying To Do Right Voluntarily, 1969, What You Can Do about Inflation, Unemployment, Productivity, Profit and Collective Bargaining, 1972. Lecturer, writer, consultant.


All who truly seek God are both competent and called to develop in that relationship and share it with others.


Boulware's business tutelage and political cultivation of Ronald Reagan from 1954 to 1962 while Reagan was a spokesman for the company is argued to have led to Reagan's conversion from New Deal-style liberalism to Barry Goldwater-style conservatism.


As your relationship with God develops and becomes closer, your living habits will change as a natural course of events.


Served as captain, infantry United States Army, 1917-1919. Member of Century (Syracuse). Blind Brook (Purchase, New York ).

Round Hill (Greenwich, Connecticut). Gulfstream Golf (Florida). Gulfstream Bath and Tennis.


Married Norma Brannock, December 28, 1935 (deceased 1987).

Judson A. Boulware

Martha Price (Ricketts) Boulware

Norma Brannock