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Blount, Winton Malcolm Jr.

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators

1921 – Born in Union Springs, Alabama, on the 1st of February. US postal administrator.

1946 – Blount and his brother Houston started a building contractor company Blount Brothers Corp.

1948 – Winton served as President and Chairman Blount Brothers Corp.

1952 – Appointed the Alabama Chairman of Citizens for Eisenhower.

1960 – Southeastern Campaign Chairman for Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful Presidential campaign against John F. Kennedy.

1961 – Elected President of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce.

1964 – He was appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson to the National Citizens Committee for Community Relations.

1968-1969 – President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

1969-1970 – Appointed United States Postmaster General by the Nixon administration.(last of Cabinet level)

1972 – He ran an unsuccessful campaign against John Sparkman as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama.

1973 – Returned to Blount International Inc.

1974 – Became President Blount International Inc.

1980 – Served as national chairman of John Connally’s unsuccessful primary campaign.

1981-1984 – Blount Inc. built King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1996 – Greenwich Publishing Group published his autobiography called Doing It My Way.

1999 – He sold Blount International to Lehman Brothers for $1.35 billion.

2002 – Blount died on 24th of October in Highlands, North Carolina at the age of 81.