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Utility Chairman to Retire

December 17, 1992

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Richard E. Disbrow plans to retire as chairman of American Electric Power Co. and will be replaced by the utility’s president.

Disbrow, 62, said Wednesday he would retire after the shareholders meeting in April. He has worked at AEP for 38 years.

He will be succeeded by E. Linn Draper, 50, who joined AEP as president on March 1 and was formerly chairman, president and chief executive officer of Gulf States Utilities Co.

AEP is the parent company of seven electric utilities providing service to residents in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

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