Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Pictures With A Legend 

Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Presidents from Past to Present  

Business Managers from Past to Present

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

Fred B. Ashwill, President

Apointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

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Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

IBEW Local 1288 History 

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.,  President

Elected (1969 -1971)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

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

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - 2016)

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

Paul Lundy, President

Elected (2010 - 2013)

Re-Elected (2013)  Retired June (2014)

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)


J. D. Cox. President

Appointed 2001 - 2004

​Elected (2001 - 2007) (2007 - 2010)

"  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"

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

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

(2013 - 2016)