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Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr.

"Family Businessman, Veteran, Philanthropist & Celebrity"

— 24 August 1924 - 11 May 2010 —

 
 
John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
1. John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  In 1940, John Londoff, Sr. founded a Motor Co. with his dad Harry. Then joined the Marines in WWII. Famous jingle, Florissant building and lot and scholarships circa 1960. Variety Club Telethon Man of the Year, raised millions for children helped by celebrity friends. His newspaper column promoted citizenship, philanthropy & community. In 1999, John Londoff, Jr. became President of Johnny Londoff Chevrolet & with his sons continues his father's legacy of customer satisfaction & community service.
 
Erected 2015 by City of Florissant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 38° 47.527′ N, 90° 19.445′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Saint Francois Street west of Boone Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 889 St Francois Street, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jules ONeil (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Richard "Dick" A. Weber (within shouting distance of this marker); Harold "Hal" Schuchmann (within shouting distance of this marker); James J. Eagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert G. Lowery, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Mullanphy (about 400 feet away); Paul F. Detrick, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Rita Ann Moellering (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on September 30, 2015, and was the 24th Walk Through History plaque dedicated on Rue Saint Francois. Members of the Londoff family were present, as well as then-Florissant Mayor Tim Schneider.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walk Through History Unveils 24th Plaque Honoring John H. Londoff, Sr. An article from Flo Valley News, published on October 5, 2015. (Submitted on February 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Classic Johnny Londoff Commercials. Known for its catchy hook, the "Johnny Londoff
John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
2. John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. Marker
In front of a strip mall; historic Douglas House is in the background
Chevrolet" jingles have been heard on local St. Louis television and radio commercials for many decades. This video is from Johnny Londoff's Youtube channel, and Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ozzie Smith are featured in them. (Submitted on February 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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