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Joe M. Rodgers

Born: 12-Nov-1933
Birthplace: Bay Minette, AL
Died: 2-Feb-2009
Location of death: Nashville, TN
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to France, 1985-89

In 1966, Rodgers founded the Rodgers Companies, a general contractor primarily occupied in hospital construction for Hospital Corporation of America, and sold it in 1979.

[1] Chair, Ronald Reagan nominating campaign in Tennessee, 1976. National finance chair, 1984 Reagan-Bush Campaign.

Wife: Helen Honey (until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Jan Rodgers Dale
Son: Mason Rodgers

    University: BS Civil Engineering, University of Alabama (1956)
    Professor: Business, Middle Tennessee State University (1989-99)

    US State Department Foreign Investment Advisory Committee, Office of the USTR (1989-93)
    US Ambassador to France (1985-89)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1981-85)
    Member of the Board of American Airlines
    Member of the Board of Gaylord Entertainment
    Member of the Board of Lafarge North America
    Member of the Board of SunTrust Banks
    Member of the Board of Tractor Supply
    Republican National Committee National Finance Chair (1979-81)
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    Boy Scouts of America Board member (past)
    Brownback for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Campaign America Inc.
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Freedom Forum International Advisory Committee
    Friends of Katherine Harris
    George W. Bush for President
    Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Board member (past)
    Reagan-Bush '84 National Finance Chair
    Romney for President
    Salvation Army Board member (past)
    Santorum 2006
    Spirit of America
    Young Men's Christian Association Foundation board
    Heart Attack 1976
    French Legion of Honor

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