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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Howard C. Humphrey  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Taylorville, IL

Died: 2009 in Florida

-- Howard C. Humphrey on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Howard Humphrey lived most of his life in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Howard joined the Franklin Life Insurance Company in 1959. He was appointed Assistant to the President in 1967, was elected a Vice President in 1968, was elevated to the post of Senior Vice President in 1971 and in 1974 was named Executive Vice President. Howard served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board as a member of the Franklin Board of Directors from 1972 through May 1996, and as Chairman of several affiliated companies. He attended the University of Illinois, was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Finance. He was awarded the U of I's Distinguished Service Award at the 2006 graduation ceremony. After retiring, Howard authored three novels.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Dr. Faust's List
ISBN: 157197136X

Ivy House Pub Group. 1999

Humphrey, Howard C.

The Lost Crusade
ISBN: 1571972188

Ivy House Pub Group. 2000

Book by Humphrey, Howard C.

The Treasure of Prester John
ISBN: 1571973702

Ivy House Pub Group. 2003

Milt Young and Ridley Taylor, heroes of "Dr. Faust’s List" and "The Lost Crusade," are on the case again. As the brilliant investigators of the security consultant firm, Janus International, their job entails solving modern day mysteries by specializing in finding ancient and lost treasure.

This time, Janus International is on the trail that may lead them to discover the location of the treasure of the fabled Prester John of early Christianity. Mystery and intrigue thrive, and at every turn and with murderous intent, mysterious men in black suits await them. And their cryptic benefactor doesn’t seem all that innocent either. Are the intrepid investigators on to more than simply the treasure? It seems that this time, Janus International may have encountered more than they can handle.



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