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Investment executive , consultant

Van Hugh Cunningham, American investment executive, consultant. Named one of Great Citizens of Tidewater, Cox Cable television, 1988; recipient Outstanding Alumni award University Tennessee, 1988.

Background

Cunningham, Van Hugh was born on February 27, 1928 in Martin, Tennessee, United States. Son of Chester Morris and Rosalee (Whitson) Cunningham.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Memphis State University, 1949. Master of Arts, Memphis State University, 1953. Postgraduate, Maryland University, 1956.

Career

Teacher, coach Greenfield (Tennessee) High School, 1949-1953. Chairman, chief executive officer Stewart Sandwiches, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, 1956-1983. Chairman Charter Investment Group, Virginia Beach, 1983-1989.

Religion

During the second coming of Christ, the God will sit in judgment and divide humanity between the saved and the lost and will sit in judgment of the believers, rewarding them for things done while alive.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.

Membership

President Virginia Marine Science Museum, Virginia Beach, since 1988. Board directors, president Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation, Norfolk, since 1978, University Tennessee Development Council, Knoxville, since 1980, chairman, 1988-1989, 89-90. Trustee Virginia Beach Development Authority, since 1984, chairman, since 1986.

Trustee Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Beach, since 1979, Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, Virginia, since 1978. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1956. Member Virginia Beach Chamber of Chamber (board directors, chairman since 1988), Hampton Rds.

C. of Chamber (board directors, chairman).

Connections

Married Ruth Cleveland, August 24, 1948.

father:
Chester Morris Cunningham

mother:
Rosalee (Whitson) Cunningham

spouse:
Ruth Cleveland