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William John Mair

William John Mair, British manufacturer executive. Member American Ordnance Association, American Society Tool Engineers, St. Andrews Society, Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Background

  • Mair, William John was born on March 21, 1900 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Son of John and Isabella (Moir) Mair.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools, Fraserburgh, Scotland.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1921, naturalized, 1927. Apprentice Cousol. Pneumatic Tool Company, Scotland, 1914-1921. Toolmaker R. G. Smith, Newark, 1927-1928, Diamond Tool Company, 1928-1929, United Tool & Die Company, 1929, International Business Machines Corporation Laboratory, New York City, 1929-1931, ’32, Intertype Corporation, Brooklyn, 1931-1932.

      Manager model room International Business Machines Corporation, Endicott, New York, 1936-1941, manager tool room, 1941-1942, superintendent plant, Poughkeepsie, 1942-1947, works manager, 1947-1952, vice president, general manager since 1952. Board directors First Savings & Loan Association, Poughkeepsie, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Director Associate Industries New York State, Inc. Trustee and member of advisory board St. Francis Hospital, Salvation Army, Poughkeepsie.

      Board counselors Children’s Home, Poughkeepsie.

    Membership

    Member American Ordnance Association, American Society Tool Engineers, St. Andrews Society, Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Stewart Watson, September 16, 1933.
    • father: John Mair
    • mother: Isabella (Moir) Mair
    • spouse: Margaret Stewart Watson
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    Born March 21, 1900
    Died August 13, 1965
    (aged 65)
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