William Friend

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Republican Indiana

State House (Indiana 23)

Family: Wife: Ann; 3 Children: Christopher, Mandy, Daniel

Born: 07/14/1949 Peru, IN

Home: Macy, Indiana

Religion: Protestant - American Baptist

Education: BA, University of Indianapolis, 1971

Profession: Executive Director, National Calcium Initiative, present Owner/President, Green Acres Ham, Limited Liability Company, 2000-present Owner/Operator, Friend Farms, 1976-present Coordinator, Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1998-1999 Miami County Auditor, 1989-1992 Employee, Sealed Power Corporation, 1972-1973

Political: Minority Floor Leader, Indiana State House, present Chair, Indiana 5th District Republican Party, 2002-present Representative, Indiana State House of Representatives, 1992-present Auditor, Miami County, 1989-1992 Vice President/Councilman, Miami County Council, 1985-1988 Trustee, Allen Township, 1979-1985 Former Assessor, Allen Township Majority Floor Leader, Indiana State House Former Delegate, National Republican Convention Former Delegate, State Republican Convention

Congressional Membership: Republican Floor Leader, House Republican Caucus, 2002-present Executive Director, National Calcium Initiative, 2000-present Rural Development Commission, 1996-present Local Government Finance Committee, 1995-present Water Resources, 1994-present Treasurer/Member, Grissom Redevelopment Authority, 1991-1993 Member, Peru/Miami County Economic Development Corporation, 1989-1992

Organization Membership: Board Member, Independent Colleges of Indiana, present Member, Masons, present Member, Miami County Pork Producers, present Member, Peru Chamber of Commerce, present Member, Murat Shrine, 2001-present Member, Scottish Rite, 1982-present Member, Farm Bureau, 1976-present Member/Sunday School Teacher, Mexico Baptist Church, 1974-present Member, Lincoln Lodge Free and Ancient Masons #523, 1970-present Chair, Agriculture and International Trade Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2001-2002 Member, Red Cross, 1988-1992 Member, United Way, 1988-1992


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