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Furniture company executive

William Sheldon Richman, American Furniture company executive. Recipient Champion of Youth award B'nai B'rith, 1975; recipient Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1979. Board of directors National Conference of Christians and Jews, Chicago, since 1979, national board directors, since 1982. Member National Association Furniture Manufacturers (director since 1975), Upholstered Furniture Action Council.

Background

Richman, William Sheldon was born on August 5, 1921 in Far Rockaway, New York, United States. Son of Joseph and Mollye (Josephson) Richman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1941; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1943.

Career

Assistant buyer, Kresge-Newark, 1946-1949; buyer, merchandise manager, Mandel Brothers, Chicago, 1949-1956; sales manager, Futorian Corporation, Chicago, 1957-1964; executive vice president, Futorian Corporation, Chicago, 1965-1970; president, director, Futorian Corporation, Chicago, 1971-1986; vice-chairman, Mohasco Upholstered Furniture Corporation, Chicago, since 1986.

Membership

Board of directors National Conference of Christians and Jews, Chicago, since 1979, national board directors, since 1982. Member National Association Furniture Manufacturers (director since 1975), Upholstered Furniture Action Council.

Connections

Married Marilyn Melvoin, December 27, 1951. Children: Daniel, Elizabeth, Ruth.

father:
Joseph Richman

mother:
Mollye (Josephson) Richman

spouse:
Marilyn Melvoin

child:
Ruth Richman

child:
Daniel Richman

child:
Elizabeth Richman