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Richard Francis Martin

consultant , Construction company executive

Richard Francis Martin, American construction company executive, consultant. Recipient award for article Society Advancement Management, 1950.


Martin, Richard Francis was born on March 19, 1920 in Newburgh, New York, United States. Son of Roland Francis and Marion (Hall) Martin.


Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1949.


With General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1937-1951. Personnel manager Fairmont Foods Company, Omaha, 1951-1964, administrative vice president Philadelphia, 1964-1969. President Martin Management Services, Denver, 1969-1972, Scottsdale, Ariz, 1972.

Executive vice president The Tanner Companies, Phoenix, 1972-1988. President Martinique Southwest Inc., since 1988. Director Tanner Southwest, Phoenix.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Board commissioners Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, 1966-1969. Chairman board, board directors, committee chairman Young Men’s Christian Association Phoenix and Valley of Sun., since 1974. Board directors Hahneman Hospital, Philadelphia, 1966-1969.

Member Phoenix Executive Club (board directors 1981-1984, treasurer 1981-1982), Association General Contractors (chairman education committee Arizona chapter), Beta Gamma Sigma Lodges: Toastmasters (international board directors 1963-1965, past president local club).


  • Other Interests

    Bridge, pewter collecting, old books collecting, public speaking.


Married Phyllis Jane Norton, November 20, 1951. Children– Richard Francis, Pamela J. Martin Birmingham, William F., Thomas S.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.