Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

Pictures With A Legend 

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

(1998 - 2001) (2001 - 2004) Resigned 2001

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)


"  T.O. Jones was never a member of I.B.E.W 1288.

What he did was, spearhead the organizing of City employees in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.

His courage and dedication toward Public employees of this city attained us the

privilege and benefits we now enjoy through organized labor"

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.,  President

Elected (1969 -1971)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

IBEW Local 1288 History 

William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

Elected (2001 - 2004) (2004 - 2007) (2007 - 2010) ​(2010 - 2013)

(2013 - 2016)

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

Business Managers from Past to Present

Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)

Fred B. Ashwill, President

Apointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Presidents from Past to Present  

Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - 2016)

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

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Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

J. D. Cox. President

Appointed 2001 - 2004

​Elected (2001 - 2007) (2007 - 2010)

Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Paul Lundy, President

Elected (2010 - 2013)

Re-Elected (2013)  Retired June (2014)