Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Presidents from Past to Present  

Business Managers from Past to Present

Pictures With A Legend 

IBEW Local 1288 History 

Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

"  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"

William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

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

(2013 - 2016)   (2016 - 2019)

(2019 - Present)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

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Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

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

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

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)

2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

Fred B. Ashwill, President

Appointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - Present)

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)