Biography of Frank Armstrong, Jr.

Frank Armstrong, Jr., born December 24, 1900, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, has been with the National Fruit Product Company, Inc. since 1926, serving as treasurer since 1945 and president since 1950. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1922 and began his career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. Armstrong is a director of the Shenandoah Valley National Bank and has been actively involved in various business and community organizations in Winchester, including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He married Margaret Tweltridge in 1927, and they have four children. The family resides in Winchester.

Frank Armstrong, Jr
Frank Armstrong, Jr

Frank Armstrong, Jr., has been identified since 1926 with the National Fruit Product Company, Inc. He has been its treasurer since 1945, and in 1950 became its president as well. His has been an active influence in canners’ groups, and in the affairs of his own community, Winchester.

A son of Frank Armstrong, Sr. (q.v.) and of Nellie (Steel) Armstrong, Frank Armstrong, Jr. was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, December 24, 1900. He attended public schools both there and in Washington, D.C. and also at Parkersburg, West Virginia and Fort Pierce, Florida, but graduated from Central High School in the nation’s capital in the class of 1918. Mr. Armstrong then entered the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1922 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Mr. Armstrong’s first employment was with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company in Washington, D.C. From 1922 to 1926 he was on the chief accountant’s staff of this utility company. Since then he has been identified with the National Fruit Product Company, Inc. He became assistant general manager, later vice-president in charge of production, then vice-president and treasurer, and in 1950 was made president, while retaining the office of treasurer. He is also a member of the board of directors.

Among his other business connections, Mr. Armstrong is a director of the Shenandoah Valley National Bank. He is a past director of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, and was for two years president of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the Rotary Club during 1936-1937, and is a member of the Winchester Golf Club. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He finds his hobby in model railroads, and his favorite outdoor sport is golf. He attends the Presbyterian Church. His fraternity is Phi Sigma Kappa.

Identified with canners’ organizations of both local and national scope, Mr. Armstrong is a member of the National Canners Association, the National Preservers Association, and the International Apple Association. He is also a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce as well as the local and state chambers.

In Chester, Pennsylvania, December 29, 1927, Frank Armstrong, Jr., married Margaret Tweltridge of that city, who was born June 28, 1903, daughter of Albert L. and Margaret Taylor Tweltridge. Mrs. Armstrong’s father was born in England, while her mother was a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, who make their home in Winchester, are the parents of four children: 1. Jo Anne, who was born in Washington, D.C., November 2, 1928. 2. Gretchen Tweltridge, born October 14, 1932 in Winchester. 3. Frank, 3rd, born in Winchester, October 31, 1936. 4. William Tweltridge, born in Winchester, December 5, 1942.


Couper, Wm. (William), History of the Shenandoah Valley, Family and Personal Records, vol. III, New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1952.

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