Richard L. Atkins Edit Profile
Student, Eastern Michigan U., 1949-1951; student, Charles Simmons Institute Human Rels, 1958-1961; certified in law, University West Los Angeles, 1981.
Owner real estate brokerage corporation, Los Angeles. Building contractor for hospitals, medical emergency centers, apartment houses, private homes, shopping malls, restaurants, churches, business plas., day care centers, others. Founder, chief executive officer Trans Pac Construction Engineers, R.L. Atkins Companies United States, 1989.
Founder various black contractors associations, minority builders associations, Michigan and Los Angeles, since 1950.
Founder African-American Cultural Village at 23d Summer Olympiad, Los Angeles, 1984, Black Business Expo, Los Angeles, national Black Business Planning Commission. Board directors economic development committee The Black Agenda, Los Angeles, since 1990. Founding member Carpenter's District Council Detroit, Local 982, 1951.
Technician light and research laboratory University Michigan, 1952-1955. Corporal United States Marine Corps, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Knight Templar, Black Business Chamber of Commerce (founder), Urban League, American Legion, Masons, Shriners.
Married Joan Murray; children: Kathleen Atkins Wilson, Dyke C.