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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Howard C. Humphrey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: Taylorville, IL


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.

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