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Leonard William Huck was American banker. Named Phoenix Man of Year, 1978; recipient Torch of Liberty award Anti-Defamation League, 1983.


Huck, Leonard William was born on December 4, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Jay Myles and Eula Lea (Pinkley) Huck.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1944. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1944. Postgraduate, Southwestern Graduate School Banking, 1965.


Assistant manager Camelback Inn., Phoenix, 1946-1950. Summer resort manager St. Mary's Glacier Lodge, Idaho Springs, Colorado, 1950. Manager Arizona Country Club, Phoenix, 1950-1957.

Executive vice president Valley National Bank, 1957-1982, president, chief administrative officer, 1982-1988. Trustee Assembly for Bank Directors, 1968-1992. Director Southwestern Graduate School Banking, 1966-1992, dean for bankers, 1973-1975.

Board directors International MasterCard.


President Scottsdale (Arizona) Boys Club, 1965, St. Luke's Hospital, 1972-1974. Chairman Desert Foundation, 1966-1971, Maricopa County Heart Association, 1967. Trustee, secretary Phoenix Art Museum, 1971.

President Phoenix and Valley of the Sun Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1975, director, 1975-1977. National co-chairman Young Women’s Christian Association Fund for the Future, 1983. Member Fiesta Bowl Committee, since 1983.

Campaign chairman United Way, 1985, chairman board Valley of Sun United Way, 1986. Board directors, chairman Blood Systems, Inc., 1991-1994. Chairman executive service corporation American, 1993-1995.

With United States Navy, 1942-1946. Member Bank Marketing Association (board directors 1976-1983, president 1981-1982), Association Reserve City Bankers, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (president 1977, board directors 1974-1979), American Institute Banking, Arizona Club Managers Association, Arizona Hotel and Motel Association, Arizona Heart Association, Valley of Sun Kiwanis (president 1961), Scottsdale Dinner Club (president 1967), Paradise Valley Country Club (board directors 1974-1977, secretary 1976), Kiva Club (president 1970-1971), Phoenix Thunderbirds (big chief 1964), Valley Field Riding and Polo Club (vice president 1978-1979).


Married Suzanne Lesher, July 26, 1947. Children: Leonard William, Robert C., Wendy.

Jay Myles Huck

Eula Lea (Pinkley) Huck

Suzanne Lesher

Leonard William Huck

Robert C. Huck

Wendy Huck