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Finance company executive

Robert Vernon Knight,, American finance company executive.

Background

Knight,, Robert Vernon was born on October 27, 1928 in Tarboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Vernon and Ruth Sydnor (Dedmon) Knight.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, 1949.

Career

With executive training program, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1953-1955;assistant to regional vice president, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1955-1958;with, Barclays American Corporation (and predecessor companies Home Finance Corporation and American Credit Corporation), Charlotte, North Carolina, 1958-1960;organizer, head department advertising, Barclays American Corporation (and predecessor companies Home Finance Corporation and American Credit Corporation), Charlotte, North Carolina, 1960-1965;senior vice president administrative functions, Barclays American Corporation (and predecessor companies Home Finance Corporation and American Credit Corporation), Charlotte, North Carolina, 1965-1986;director corporation and governmental affairs, Barclays American Corporation (and predecessor companies Home Finance Corporation and American Credit Corporation), Charlotte, North Carolina, 1986-1990. Board directors various companies.

Membership

President Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, 1971. President's division campaign chairman United Way, Charlotte, 1976, campaign chairman commercial division, 1972. Treasurer, founder, trustee Charlotte Latin School, 1970-1986.

President Friends U. North Carolina, Charlotte, 1980-1981. Active Spirit Square Development Group, 1975-1976;past member-at-large Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts American. Campaign chairman capital funds drive Junior Achievement, Charlotte, 1978.

Board directors 1983-1985. Board directors Center Charlotte Association, 1981,84, Hapdicapped Organized Women. Captain United States Air Force, 1951-1953.

Member Florida Finance Superior vena cava syndrome Association, Georgia Consumer Finance Association, Mississippi Consumer Finance assosiation, New York Consumer Finance Association, North Carolina Finance Superior vena cava syndrome Association, Ohio Consumer Finance Association, Tennessee Consumer Finance Association, Texas Consumer Finance Association, West Virginia Consumer Finance Association, Charlotte Merchants. Association (board directors 1957-1989, president 1989), Mint Museum, Collectors Circle, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte City Club, Capital City Club (Raleigh).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, gardening.

Connections

Married Betsy Rue Knott, May 9, 1952 (deceased November 1979). Children: John Ruffin, Ruth Sydnor Knight Gammon.

father:
Robert Vernon Knight,

mother:
Ruth Sydnor (Dedmon) Knight,

spouse:
Betsy Rue Knott

children:
John Ruffin Knight,

Ruth Sydnor Knight Gammon Knight,