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William Darlington Humphries

Venture capital company executive

William Darlington Humphries, American Venture capital company executive. Board of directors Urban League, New Orleans, 1964-1968; active United Way, New Orleans, 1955-1975; Bureau Governmental Research, New Orleans, since 1987; various other civic organizations Served with United States Army, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club, Bienville Club.

Background

Humphries, William Darlington was born on March 19, 1927 in Allendale, South Carolina, United States. Son of Gilliam Gee and Martha Elizabeth (Darlington) Humphries.

Education

Bachelor in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1951.

Career

Sales representative, Proctor & Gamble Company, New Orleans, 1951-1955;vice president finance, Royal Street Corporation, New Orleans, 1955-1982;president, chief Executive officer, Royal Street Investment Corporation, New Orleans, 1962-1982;president, Royal Street Development Company, New Orleans, 1974-1982;president, Mission Hills Ranch, Inc., Newport Beach, California, 1975-1982;vice president, Royal Street Land Company, Park City, Utah., 1974-1982;vice president, Stanford Court Hotel Management Company, San Francisco, 1975-1982;managing general partner, Walnut Street Capital Company, New Orleans, since 1982. Board directors, chairman finance and audit committees GTS Corporation, Houston, 1969-1991. Board directors, chairman audit committee Cucos, Incorporated, New York Orleans.

Committee director CartrexCorp., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1984-1987.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Board of directors Urban League, New Orleans, 1964-1968. Active United Way, New Orleans, 1955-1975. Bureau Governmental Research, New Orleans, since 1987.

Various other civic organizations Served with United States Army, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club, Bienville Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, tennis, traveling.

Connections

Married Mignon Jacqueline Faget, October 12, 1957 (divorced June 1971). Children: William, Jacqueline, John. Married Barbara Sears Pitts, October 19, 1974.

father:
Gilliam Gee Humphries

mother:
Martha Elizabeth (Darlington) Humphries

spouses:
Mignon Jacqueline Faget

Barbara Sears Pitts

children:
William Humphries

Jacqueline Humphries

John Humphries