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William Alfred Williams

William Alfred Williams, American geologist, mining engineer.


  • Williams, William Alfred was born on August 25, 1880 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of William Alfred and Lucy Addie (Goodell) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, in geology and mining engineering, U., 1903. Stanford married Winifred H. Wright, of San Francisco, June 7, 1911.


    • Assistant in geology, Stanford University, 1903-1904. Field assistant United States Geological Survey, 1903, 04. Mining in western states, Mexico and South America, 1904-1908.

      Geologist and chief geologist, Associated Oil Corporation, 1908-1913. Consultant geologist General Petroleum Company, 1913-1914. Chief petroleum technologist, United States bureau of Mines, in charge of petroleum investigations, 1914-1916.

      Assistant general manager Henry L. Doherty & Company, oil and gas properties, in mid-continent fields, 1917. With oil div. United States Fuel Adminstration, 1918. Vice president Henry L. Doherty & Company, 1919-1920.

      Vice president Pierce Oil Corporation, 1920-1922. President Crown Central Petroleum Corporation, 1925-1932. Later construction engineering.


    • father: William Alfred Williams
    • mother: Lucy Addie (Goodell) Williams
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    Born August 25, 1880