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Background

Upchurch, Thurman HowellRaleigh was born on November 6, 1926 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Son of Auba Merriman and Mertie Mae (Howell) Upchurch.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1961. Graduate in Institute Management, Lynchburg (Virginia) College, 1970. Graduate in Managing Corporation Resources Program, University Virginia, 1970.

Graduate, Industrial Management Basic Comuter Systems Program, 1968.

Career

Assistant manager Sungas of the Carolinas, Inc., Raleigh, 1947—1949. Manager Blue Flame Gas Company, Durham, North Carolina, 1949—1955. Research assistant department engineering North Carolina State University, 1955—1961.

Director engineering and production Hardy & Newsome, Inc., LaGrange, North Carolina, 1961—1965. Director maintenance Griffin Pipe Products Company, Lynchburg, 1965—1966, 1966—1967, production manager, 1967, works manager, 1967—1971, director manufacturing, 1971—1973, director operations, 1971—1973, director operations and central iron research and development, 1973—1978, director research, from 1978. Chairman Old Dominion Committee Fair Utility Rates.

Past board directors Lynchburg Central Young Women’s Christian Association, City of Lynchburg representative. Chairman Central Virginia Air Pollution Control Committee. Served United States Navy, 1944-1946.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for control of centrifugal pipe casting operation.

Membership

Member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, American Foundrymen's Society (past director Piedmont chapter), Lynchburg Society Engineering and Science (past chairman), American Society Metals (past chairman Central Virginia chapter), Peakland Swimming (Lynchburg), Boonsboro Country.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Short Daniels, August 7, 1949. Children: William Howell, Thurman, Daniel, Mary Elizabeth.

father:
Auba Merriman Upchurch

mother:
Mertie Mae (Howell) Upchurch

spouse:
Elizabeth Short Daniels

child:
William Howell Upchurch

child:
Thurman Upchurch

child:
Daniel Upchurch

child:
Mary Elizabeth Upchurch