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Richard Birkett Loynd

Investment company executive

Richard Birkett Loynd, American investment company executive.


Loynd, Richard Birkett was born on December 1, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James B. and Elizabeth (Geigus) Loynd.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1950.


Sales engineer Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, 1950-1955. With Emerson Electric Company, St. Louis, 1955-1968, president Builder Products division, 1965-1968, vice president Electronics and Space division, 1961-1965. Vice president operations Gould, Inc., Chicago, 1968-1971.

Executive vice president Eltra Corporation, New York City, 1971-1974, president, 1974-1981. Chairman Converse, Inc., 1982-1988. Chief Executive Officer Furniture Brands International, Inc (formerly Interco Inc.), St. Louis, 1989-1996.

Chairman Interco Inc., 1989-1998. Chairman executive committee Furniture Brands International Inc., 1998, member governor and nominating com. Group vice president Allied corporation.

President Loynd Capital Management. Board directors Joy Global Inc., since 2001.


Married Jacqueline Ann Seubert, February 3, 1951. Children: Constance, John, Cynthia, William, James, Michael.

James B. Loynd

Elizabeth (Geigus) Loynd

Jacqueline Ann Seubert

Constance Loynd

John Loynd

Cynthia Loynd

William Loynd

James Loynd

Michael Loynd