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Vismale, Calvin Ferdinand, Sr. (1927-2022)

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Vismale, Calvin Ferdinand, Sr. (1927-2022)

Description

Calvin Ferdinand Vismale was a Business Administrator. He graduated from N. Y. City College School of Business Administration. He also served in the military from 1946 to 1947. He received a B.B.A. in 1950. He was appointed Agency Director of United Mutual Life Insurance in 1955, the largest black-owned insurance company. He was a member of the NAACP and the National Urban League. Vismale helped bring Martin Luther King Jr. and Babatunde Olatunji to Englewood. He was a member of Galilee Methodist Church. He became one of the first African Americans to be installed as a Chartered Life Underwriter.

He married a woman named Mary. He had at least three children, Calvin F. Jr., Terri Renee Vismale-Morris, and Tess Marie.

Source

"Agency Director." The Record, 22 Sept. 1955, p.4. 

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Birth Date

1927-07-04

Birthplace

New York, New York, USA

Death Date

2022-12-11

Source of File Attached

"Agency Director." The Record, 22 Sept. 1955, p.4. 

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Citation

“Vismale, Calvin Ferdinand, Sr. (1927-2022),” Englewood Makes History, accessed July 12, 2024, https://englewoodmakeshistory.org/items/show/339.

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