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Richard Wilson Hanselman, American Entrepreneur. Trustee Committee for Economics Development Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Belle Meade Country Club, Union League, Chicago Club, Golf Club ofTenn., Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

Hanselman, Richard Wilson was born on October 8, 1927 in Cincinnati. Son of Wendell Forest and Helen E. (Beiderwelle) Hanselman.

Education

Bachelor in Economics, Dartmouth College, 1949.

Career

Vice president merchandising, Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, 1964-1966;vice president product planning, Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, 1966-1969;vice president product management, Radio Corporation of America Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, 1969-1970;president luggage division, Samsonite Corporation, Denver, 1970-1973;president luggage group, Samsonite Corporation, Denver, 1973-1974;executive vice president operations, Samsonite Corporation, Denver, 1974-1975;president, Samsonite Corporation, Denver, 1975-1977;senior vice president, Beatrice Foods Company, Chicago, 1976-1977;executive vice president, Beatrice Foods Company, Chicago, 1977-1980;president, chief operating officer, director, Genesco Inc., Nashville, 1980-1986;chief Executive officer, Genesco Inc., Nashville, 1981-1986;private investor, corporation director, Genesco Inc., Nashville, since 1986. Board directors Becton Dickinson and Company, Arvin Industries, Bradford Funds, Inc., Foundation Health Systems Inc., Wollin Products Inc. (chairman).

Membership

Trustee Committee for Economics Development Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Belle Meade Country Club, Union League, Chicago Club, Golf Club ofTenn., Phi Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Beverly Baker White, October 16, 1954. Children: Charles Fielding, II, Jane White.

father:
Wendell Forest Hanselman

mother:
Helen E. (Beiderwelle) Hanselman

spouse:
Beverly Baker White

children:
Charles Fielding Hanselman

II Hanselman

Jane White Hanselman