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Roy Hampton Park, American communications company executive.


Park, Roy Hampton was born on September 15, 1910 in Dobson, North Carolina, United States. Son of I.A. and Laura Frances (Stone) Park.


Bachelor of Business Administration, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1931. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Keuka College, 1967. HHD (honorary), North Carolina State University, 1978.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ithaca College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wake Forest University, 1985.


Director public relations Farmers Cooperative Exchange, North Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative Association, Raleigh, 1931-1942. Founder, editor, public Cooperative Digest, Farm Power, 1939-1966. Senior editor Rural Electrification Administration, 1936-1937.

President, also board directors RHP Indiana Inc., Ithaca, 1945-1993. President Hines-Park Foods, Inc., Ithaca, New York, Hines-Park Foods, Ltd., Canada and Duncan Hines Institute, Inc., 1949-1956, vice president, 1956-1963. President, also board directors Avalon Citrus Associates, Inc., Orlando, Florida, 1962-1993, Roy H. Park Broadcasting Inc., Greenville, North Carolina, 1962-1993, Station WDEF-television-AM-FM, Chattanooga, 1963-1993, Station WJHL-television, Johnson City, 1964-1993, Station WTVR-television-AM-FM, Richmond, Virginia, 1965-1993, Station WNAX-AM, Yankton, South Dakota, 1968-1993, Station WUTR-television, Utica-Rome, 1969-1993, Station WSLS-television, Roanoke, 1969-1993, CobbHouse of Rock Hill (South Carolina) Inc., 1968, Station WBMG-television, Birmingham, 1973-1993, Station KWJJ-AM/FM, 1973-1993, Station KJJO-AM/FM, Minneapolis, 1974, Station KEZX-AM/FM, KWLO/KFMW, Waterloo, Iowa, 1987, Station WHEN-AM, Syracuse, New York, 1976-1993, Station WRHP-FM, Syracuse, 1977-1993.

Chairman, director Park Outdoor Advertising and Park Displays, Ithaca, 1964-1988, also board directors. President Park Outdoor Advertising, Inc., Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1969-1984. President, also board directors Warner Robins Georgia Inc., 1972, Park Newspapers, Inc., Ithaca, 1972-1993.

And Georgia, 1972-1993, Manassas, Virginia, 1972-1993, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 1975-1993, Brooksville, Florida, 1975-1993, Ogdensburg, New York, 1975-1993, Plymouth, Indiana, 1977-1993, Norwich, New York, 1977-1993, McAlester, Oklahoma, 1978, Macomb, Illinois, 1979, Newton, Morganton and Statesville, North Carolina, 1979, Perry, Georgia, 1980, Michigan, 1980, Arkansas, 1981, Moore County, Lumberton, Marion and Devils Lake, North Carolina, 1982, Waynesboro, Virginia, 1983, Medina, New York, 1984, Clark County, Indiana, 1984, Hudson, New York, 1985, Kentucky, 1985, Pennsylvania, 1986, Iowa, 1986, Blackduck, Minnesota, 1991. President, also board directors RHP Newspapers Inc., Ithaca, 1973-1993, Lockport (New York ) Publications Inc., 1973-1993, Kannapolis (North Carolina) Public Company, 1978-1993, State and Aurora Inc., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 1979, Sapulpa, 1979. Chairman, chief executive officer Park Communications, Ithaca, New York.

Board directors Molinos de Puerto Rico, Tompkins County Area Development Corporation, Ithaca, First Research and Development Corporation, Ithaca. President Upstate Small Business Investment Company, Ithaca, 1960-1966. Associate chairman laymen's national Bible committee National Bible Week, 1972.

Chairman public relations committee North Carolina State University Development Council, 1963-1972, vice chairman council, 1964-1972, chairman, 1972-1993. Trustee Endowment Funds North Carolina State University Foundation, Ithaca College, 1973-1993, manager executive committee, 1977-1993, chairman executive committee, 1981-1993.


Associate chairman laymen's national Bible committee National Bible Week, 1972. Chairman public relations committee North Carolina State University Development Council, 1963-1972, vice chairman council, 1964-1972, chairman, 1972-1993. Trustee North Carolina State University, 1977-1985.

Board directors North Carolina State University Foundation, 1962-1966, trustee endowment funds. Trustee, chairman executive committee Ithaca College, 1973-1993. Member North Carolina State University Alumni Association (president 1960-1961, general fund chairman 1962), Public Relations Society of America, American Agricultural Editors Association, American Association Agricultural College Editors, Agricultural Relations Council, Sales Executives Club New York City, Friends Ithaca College, Lucullus Circle, Les Amis D'Escoffier Society, Confrerie de la Chaines des Rotissuers, Antique Automobile Club American, Virginia, North Carolina, National associations broadcasters, American, Southern newspaper publications associations, New York State Publications Association (president 1981), Georgia Press Association, New York State Publications Association (director), Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Phi Gamma, Pi Phi Pi.

Clubs: National Press, Capitol (Washington). Sales Executives (director 1980, vice president 1981-1982), New York Athletic, Cornell, Marco Polo (New York City), Union League (New York City). City, Capital City, Sphinx (Raleigh).

Ithaca Country; Statler (Cornell University). Commonwealth (Richmond). Shenandoah (Roanoke).


Married Dorothy Goodwin Dent, October 3, 1936. Children: Roy Hampton, Adelaide Hampton Park Gomer.

I.A. Park

Laura Frances (Stone) Park

Dorothy Goodwin Dent

Roy Hampton Park

Adelaide Hampton Park Gomer Park