Sam F. Hamra

Sam F. Hamra

Sam F. HamraOccupation: Lawyer, Restaurateur
Born: Steele, Missouri, January 21, 1932

Education:
LLB, University of Missouri (1959)
BSBA, University of Missouri (1954)

Certifications:
Bar Admission: Missouri (1959)

Career:
Founder, Boston Bread, LLC, Hamra Enterprises (2001-Present)
Chairman, Boston Bread, LLC, Hamra Enterprises (2001-Present)
Founder, Chicago Bread, LLC, Hamra Enterprises (1998-Present)
Chairman, Chicago Bread, LLC, Hamra Enterprises (1998-Present)
Private Practice, The Law Offices of Sam F. Hamra, P.C., Springfield, MO (1976-Present)
Founder, Wendy’s of Missouri, Inc., Hamra Enterprises (1975-Present)
Chairman, Wendy’s of Missouri, Inc., Hamra Enterprises (1975-Present)
Founder, Hamra Enterprises (1975-Present)
Chairman, Hamra Enterprises (1975-Present)
Organized OakStar Bank (2005)
Partner, Hamra & Crow, Springfield, MO (1971-1975)
Private Practice, The Law Offices of Sam F. Hamra, P.C., Springfield, MO (1966-1971)
Junior Partner, Miller, Fairman & Sanford, Springfield, MO (1959-1965)

Career Related:
Board of Directors, Landmark Bancshares, Inc. (1980-1991); Landmark Bank, Springfield, MO (1980-1981); Chairman, Law Day, U.S.A. (1960)

Military:
U.S. Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Army, Missouri (1997-2003); First Lieutenant, U.S. Army (1956); Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Meade, MD (1955-1956); Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bamberg, Germany (1955); 70th U.S. Field Artillery Battalion, Nuremberg, Germany (1954-1955); Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Field Artillery, University of Missouri (1954)

Civic:
Emeritus Board Member, CoxHealth (2010-Present); Member, Board of Directors, CoxHealth (1986-Present); Board of Directors, OTC Foundation, Ozarks Technical Community College (2008-Present); Member, Advisory Board, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (2005-Present); Board of Directors, ALSAC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (1985-Present); Lay Reader, St. James Episcopal Church (1959-Present); Member, Board of Directors, Smith-Glynn-Callaway Medical Foundation (1997-2009); President, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (1994-2005); Chairman, Jefferson Club Trustees, University of Missouri (1988-1992); Chairman, Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Committee (1988-1989); Elected, Presidential Elector (1988); President, Board, CoxHealth (1986-1987); Elected, Delegate, Democratic National Convention (1984); Elected, Delegate, Democratic National Convention (1980); Elected, Delegate, Democratic National Convention (1972); Democratic Chairman, 7th District (1970-1972); Clerk, St. James Episcopal Church (1969-1971); Vestry, St. James Episcopal Church (1969-1971); Charter President, Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast (1967); Clerk, St. James Episcopal Church (1962-1964); Vestry, St. James Episcopal Church (1959-1964); State Treasurer, Missouri Democratic State Committee; Supporter, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Supporter, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Achievements:
Instrumental in Nixa constructing and owning its own Electrical Utility Distribution System; Obtained the funding for the widening of Chestnut Expressway from two lanes to four lanes from 65 Highway to Kansas Avenue; Instrumental in the widening to four lanes of Highway 65 from south of the Christian County line to Branson, MO; Instrumental in getting the funding for the South James River Expressway; One of the first franchisees of Wendy’s

Awards:
Hamra Enterprises, Philanthropic Business of the Year, Springfield Business Journal, Economic Impact Awards Dinner (2017); Recognized as a legend in the July 2017 issue of the Springfield Business Journal (2017); President’s Award, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (2014); President’s Award, Springfield Missouri Bar Association (2013); Hall of Fame Award, Wendy’s International, Inc. (2013); Distinguished Tiger Award, Greater Ozarks Chapter, University of Missouri Alumni Association (2012); Dedication of the Sam F. Hamra Center for Justice (2012); Lifetime Achievement in Business Award, Springfield Business Journal (2011); Original Class, 20 Men of the Year in Springfield and Southwest Missouri, Springfield Business Journal (2011); Excellence In Business Award, Ozarks Technical Community College (2010); Wendy’s International Dave Thomas Founders Award (2009); Elected to Missouri Academy of Squires (2004); Citation of Merit Award, University of Missouri Law School (2003); Distinguished Service Award, University of Missouri (2003); Missourian Award, American Heart Association, Inc. (2001); Faculty-Alumni Award, University of Missouri (1990); Missouri’s Outstanding Young Man of the Year (1967); Springfield’s Outstanding Young Man of the Year (1966)

Memberships:
Founder, Charter President, Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast (1967-Present); Member, Hickory Hills Country Club (1961-Present); ABA (1959-Present); The Missouri Bar (1959-Present); President, Bear’s Paw Country Club (2010); Board of Directors, Bear’s Paw Country Club (2008-2011); Board Member, Truman Library Institute (2003-2012); President, Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs, Inc. (1984-1985); Chairman, Board, Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs, Inc. (1981-1982); Charter President, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Association, Greene County, MO (1976-1978); Board of Directors, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (1971-1977); Charter Chairman, Legal Internship Program, Greene County Bar Association (1969); Treasurer, Greene County Bar Association (1966-1967); President, Springfield Jaycees (1964-1965); Mason; Scottish Rite; Shriners

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Family:
Son of Sam Farris Hamra; Victoria (Homra) Hamra
Married June Samaha (4/1/1956)
Children: Sam III; Karen E.; Michael K.; Jacqueline K.
Grandchildren: Cynthia; John; Robert; Katherine; Andrew; Gabrielle; Melanie; Brooke; Max
Great-grandchildren: Sawyer; Kaiden; Scout
Siblings: Jerry Hamra (Brother, Deceased); Joan Hamra (Sister); Marilyn White (Sister)

Hobbies:
Golf; Spending time with family; Collecting art

Email:
sam@sfhamra.com

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in American Law, 19th Edition, (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in American Law, 18th Edition, (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in American Law, 17th Edition, (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2009-2010, 16th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1998-1999, 10th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1987-1988, 5th Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1988-1989, 21st Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)

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