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Investment executive

William Russell Raiford, American investment executive. Decorated Bronze Star.


Raiford, William Russell was born on May 21, 1930 in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. Son of William Franklin and Clara Ophelia (Shepherd) Raiford.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1952.


Various positions International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, New York City, Wisconsin, and Washington, 1957-1964, administrative assistant to president Federal Systems division Washington, 1963-1964. With Ferris & Company, 1964-1970, manager investment advisory department, 1968-1970. Investment counselor, partner Loomis-Sayles Company, Inc., 1970-1981, vice president, 1974-1981.

President Asset Management International, Inc., 1981-1985. Senior manager portfolio Shearson Lehman Hutton (formerly E.F. Hutton & Company), since 1985. Lecturer University Maryland, 1965-1969.

Board directors First American Bank Maryland, 1976-1988.


Chairman Northwest Trades and Industries of Metropolitan Washington Cancer Drive, 1965. Democratic precinct chairman, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1964-1966. Safety chairman Presidential Inaugural Ball Committee, 1965.

Chairman board Washington Chamber Orchestra, 1978-1980. Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1952-1957. Member West Point Society Washington (governor 1962-1967, 1973-1977, past president, treasurer, secretary), North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (member standing committee since 1967), Society Cincinnati (secretary 1967-1971, member finance committee since 1968, board directors since 1967), Mensa, Intertel.

Clubs: Cosmos, Army and Navy, University (member house committee 1971-1974, board admissions 1973-1977, governor 1977-1979).


Married Mary Chase Berger, April 7, 1956. Children: Richard Renz, David Shepherd, William Postell.

William Franklin Raiford

Clara Ophelia (Shepherd) Raiford

Mary Chase Berger

Richard Renz Raiford

David Shepherd Raiford

William Postell Raiford