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director , Insurance company executive

Philip Gardner Buffinton, American insurance company executive, director. Registered professional engineer, Rhode Island. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Casualty Actuarial Society (associate), American Academy Actuaries, Seismological Society of America, American Meteorological Society Clubs: Bloomington Country; Belleair (Florida) Country.

Background

Buffinton, Philip Gardner was born on October 18, 1923 in North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Arthur H. and Mary (Edwards) Buffinton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1949.

Career

Fire protection engineer Factory Mutual Insurance Companies, Providence, 1949-1954, manager Factory Mutual Rating Bureau, 1954-1961. Executive assistant State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1961, vice president, since 1961, secretary, since 1975, chief administrative officer, 1975, also board directors. Board directors State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, State Farm Lloyd's of Texas, Bloomington.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Rhode Island.

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Casualty Actuarial Society (associate), American Academy Actuaries, Seismological Society of America, American Meteorological Society Clubs: Bloomington Country. Belleair (Florida) Country.

Connections

Married Rita Gagnier, October 22, 1945. Children: Denise Buffinton Adamson, Nancy Buffinton Kurth, Joan Buffinton Sellberg.

father:
Arthur H. Buffinton

mother:
Mary (Edwards) Buffinton

spouse:
Rita Gagnier

child:
Denise Buffinton Adamson Buffinton

child:
Nancy Buffinton Kurth Buffinton

child:
Joan Buffinton Sellberg Buffinton