Log In

Richard Samuel Gillis, Edit Profile

mayor , association executive

Richard Samuel Gillis,, American mayor, association executive. Recipient Distinguished Service awards Randolph Macon College, 1960, Distinguished Service awards American Cancer Society, 1960.

Background

Gillis,, Richard Samuel was born on September 10, 1915 in Lawrenceville, Virginia, United States.

Education

Student, United States Military Academy, 1935. Bachelor, Randolph Macon College, 1940.

Career

News editor Herald Progress, Ashland, Virginia, 1940-1941. Administrative assistant Randolph Macon College, 1945-1951. Executive vice president Virginia State Chamber of C., Richmond, since 1951.

Mayor City of Ashland, since 1966.

Politics

Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Past chairman Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board. Member Governor's Commission on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Ashland Town Council. Trustee Jamestown Foundation.

Member Hanover County (Virginia) Community Services Board Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Richmond Public Relations Society (past president), Virginia Association Chamber of C. Executives (past president, Distinguished Service award), American Legion (past Commander), Export Import Club (past president), Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Kiwanis.

Connections

Son of Richard Samuel and Janie (Wilkins) G. M. Margaret Crawford Shelton, July 10, 1948. 1 daughter, Margaret Kimbrough.

father:
Richard Samuel Gillis,

mother:
Janie (Wilkins) Gillis,