Howard Ransom, Sr. (February 27, 1927 - November 22, 2010) was a an entrepreneur and golfing pioneering, and one of the founders of the West Oakland Economic Development Corporation.

"Ransom became the first African American to manage a major metropolitan golf course when he took over the Galbraith Golf Course near the Oakland Airport. He also was the U.S. Army Golf Champion while serving during the Korean War." 1

Random operated a number of businesses over the years, including Creamcrest Dairy, a Jack in the Box restaurant and a shoe store..

Links and References

  1. Howard Ransom, 83, Golfing Pioneer, Entrepreneur Post News Group November 25, 2010