"  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"

IBEW Local 1288 History 

Paul Lundy, President

Elected (2010 - 2013)

Re-Elected (2013)  Retired June (2014)

Pictures With A Legend 

Willie Morris, President

Elected (1957-1959) (1959 -1961)

(1961 -1963) (1963 -1965)

(1965-1967) (1967-1969)

Presidents from Past to Present  

Business Managers from Past to Present

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Fred B. Ashwill, President

Apointed (1981)

Resigned (1982)

Corey Hester, President

Appointed (2014 - 2016)

2013 - 2016 IBEW LOCAL 1288 

Officers & Board Members

Walter V. Dutton, Jr., President

​Elected (1989 - 1992) (1992 - 1995)

Jerry Smith, President

​Elected (1986 - 1989).

William "Rick" Thompson

Business Manager

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

(2013 - 2016)

Charles F. Teamer

Business Manager

​Appointed (1996 - 1998)

Larry Bass, President

Appointed (1982)

Elected (1983 - 1986)

Wanda Obergfell

Business Manager

​Appointed (2000 - 2001)

Fred B, Ashwill, Business Manager

Appointed (1982 - 1983)

Elected (1983 - 1994)

Brent Hall, President

​Elected (1995 - 1998)

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

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.  

Business Manager

Appointed (1967 - 1971)


Walter V. Dutton, Jr.

Business Manager

​Elected (1998 - 2000)

Marvin E. Burch, President

Elected (1980 - 1983)

Resigned 1981

Ira B. Turner, President

Elected (1971-1974)

James W. Harris, President

Elected (1974 - 1977) (1977 - 1980)

Charlie H. Jones, Jr.

Business Manager

Appointed  (1994 - 1995)

​Elected (1995 - 1996)

Harold K. Gillespie, Jr.,  President

Elected (1969 -1971)

J. D. Cox. President

Appointed 2001 - 2004

​Elected (2001 - 2007) (2007 - 2010)