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William Persons Gwinn

William Persons Gwinn, American aircraft executive. member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport.; Member Aerospace Industries Association (governor).

Background

  • Gwinn, William Persons was born on September 22, 1907 in New York City. Son of Frederick W. and Clare (Persons) Gwinn.

  • Education

    • Student Gunnery Preparatory School, Washington, Connecticut, 1923-1925. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1956. Honorary Doctor of Science, Trinity College, 1961.

    Career

    • ; children—William Clark, Linda Clare, Michael. Married second, Mary Berry Devoe, 1958 (deceased 1969). Married 3d, Rachel Coleman Witman, 1970.

      Joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft div. United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1927, engineer, 1929-1934, West Coast representative, Los Angeles, 1934-1939, assistant sales manager, 1939-1942, assistant general manager, 1942, acting general manager, 1943, general manager 1944-1956, vice president United Aircraft Corporation, 1946-1956, president, director, chief administrative officer, 1956-1967, chairman, chief Executive officer, director company and various subsidiaries 1968-1972. Director The F & M Schaefer Corporation, Shell Oil Corporation, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, National chairman United States Industrial Payroll Savings Committee, 1968.

      Member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport.

    Membership

    Member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport. Member Aerospace Industries Association (governor). Clubs: Hartford Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce Clark, November 29, 1934 (deceased.; married second, Mary Berry Devoe, 1958 (deceased.; married 3d, Rachel Coleman Witman, 1970.

      Children: William Clark, Linda Clare, Michael.
    • father: Frederick W. Gwinn
    • mother: Clare (Persons) Gwinn
    • spouses: Joyce Clark
    • Mary Berry Devoe
    • Rachel Coleman Witman
    • children: William Clark Gwinn
    • Linda Clare Gwinn
    • Michael Gwinn
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    Born September 22, 1907
    Died December 25, 1981
    (aged 74)
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