William Wheeler Coleman, American manufacturer, engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Iron and Steel Institute (Great Britain), American Academy Political and Social Science, Newcomen Society, Society Colonial Wars, Sigma Phi.
1 daughter, Isabel. With Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) Steel Company, 1895-1902, Crucible Steel Company and Latrobe Steel & Coupler Company, 1902-1905. With Bucyrus-Erie Company, manufacturers machinery, since 1905, vice president, 1909-1911, president, 1911-1943, chairman, 1943-1957, honorary chairman, since 1957. Chairman Rushton-Bucyrus Ltd., 1929-1957, honorary life chairman, since 1957, director, since 1929.
President Bucyrus-Erie Foundation, Inc., 1952-1957, director, since 1952. Director Columbia Hospital, 1928-1955. Trustee Milwaukee Downer College, 1923-1947.
Board directors National Foreign Trade Council, 1932-1954, National Industrial Conference Board, 1927-1957. Appointed special assistant to chief of ordnance, Washington, October 1918. Colonel Ord. Reserve, retired.