William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

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

(2013 - 2016)   (2016 - 2019)

(2019 - Present)

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.,  President

Elected (1969 -1971)

J. D. Cox. President

Appointed 2001 - 2004

​Elected (2001 - 2007) (2007 - 2010)

Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

"  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"

2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

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IBEW Local 1288 History 

Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

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

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)


Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)

Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Fred B. Ashwill, President

Appointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - Present)

Paul Lundy, President

Elected (2010 - 2013)

Re-Elected (2013)  Retired June (2014)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

Presidents from Past to Present  

Business Managers from Past to Present

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