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Walter Ira Longsworth

business executive.

Walter Ira Longsworth, business executive. Member advising committee Small Business Administration, since 1955.; Member Chamber of Commerce (president 1940-1941, now director), National Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association (Executive Committee 1939-1942), S.A.R., Newcomen Society American, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Background

Longsworth, Walter Ira was born on December 3, 1885 in Lima, Ohio, United States. Son of Ira Richie and Esther (Metheany) Longsworth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Western Reserve U., 1907.

Career

Clerk, later railway sales manager, industrial sales manager Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1907-1921. Secretary, general manager Lilly Varnish Company, Indianapolis, 1921-1936, president since 1936. President, director Lilly Varnish Company of Massachusetts.

President Lilly Company of North Carolina. Director Indpsl. Power & Light Company, Indianapolis Paint & Color Company, Lilly Company, Lilly Varnish Company, Indiana National Bank, Indiana Bell Telephone Сompany Director and chairman Indianapolis chapter American Red Cross, 1942-1945. Director Indianapolis War Fund and Community Fund, 1942-1947, Community Fund, 1940-1946, Director National Association Manufacturers, 1943.

Membership

Member advising committee Small Business Administration, since 1955. Member Chamber of Commerce (president 1940-1941, now director), National Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association (Executive Committee 1939-1942), S.A.R., Newcomen Society American, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: Furniture of America (Chgo).

Connections

Married Bernice Bell, September 27, 1928. Children: Walter Ira, Mary Bell, Susan Bell.

father:
Ira Richie Longsworth

mother:
Esther (Metheany) Longsworth

spouse:
Bernice Bell

children:
Walter Ira Longsworth

Mary Bell Longsworth

Susan Bell Longsworth