Aid to physicist in charge power plant section, Bureau of Standards, heat div., 1911-1924. Testing engineer, Hupp Motor Car Company, Detroit, 1924. Assistant technologist, Associate Oil Corporation, San Francisco, 1924-1926.
With Studebaker corporation, South Bend, 1926-1945, as research engineer, 1926-1937, chief engineer, 1937-1945. Director research Ford Motor Company, 1945-1948. Vice president research and engineering Fram Corporation, 1948-1955.
Owner William S. James & Associates Research, engineering consultant, since 1956. Consultant civilian advisory committee Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1958-1963.
Born September 3, 1892