2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

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IBEW Local 1288 History 

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

Fred B. Ashwill, President

Apointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

Business Managers from Past to Present

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)


Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.,  President

Elected (1969 -1971)

J. D. Cox. President

Appointed 2001 - 2004

​Elected (2001 - 2007) (2007 - 2010)

Paul Lundy, President

Elected (2010 - 2013)

Re-Elected (2013)  Retired June (2014)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Presidents from Past to Present  

William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

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

(2013 - 2016)

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - 2016)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

"  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"

Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

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

Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)