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Willard Frederick Rockwell

Willard Frederick Rockwell, American manufacturing executive, director. Registered professional engineer, Pennsylvania, California.

Background

  • Rockwell, Willard Frederick was born on March 3, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Willard Frederick and Clara (Thayer) Rockwell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1935. I.E., Pennsylvania State University, 1955. Doctor of Laws, Grove City College.

      Doctor of Laws, Lambuth College. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Tufts University. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Carnegie-Mellon University.

      Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Washington and Jefferson College.

    Career

    • Cost accountant Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, 1935-1936, manager engineering, 1937-1939, vice president, controller, 1939-1943, vice president, general manager, 1945-1947. Assistant to controller Timken-Detroit Axle Company, Detroit, 1936-1937. President Rockwell Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh, 1947-1964, vice Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1964-1971, Chairman of the Board, 1971-1973, also director.

      President Rockwell-Standard Corporation, 1963-1967, director, 1942-1967. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer N. American Rockwell Corporation, 1967-1973. Chairman of the Board Rockwell International 1973-1979, chairman of the executive committee, director, from 1979.

      Director The El Paso Company, Mellon Bank N.A., Mellon National Corporation, Lone Star Industries, Inc., Planning Research Corporation, Magic Chef, Inc., Pittsburgh Athletic Company, Inc. (Pittsburgh Pirates), El Paso Products Company Trustee United States council International Chamber of Commerce. Member Greater Pittsburgh Airport Advisory Board.

      Trustee American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Aerospace Education Foundation. Chairman of the executive committee Tax Foundation, Inc. Trustee University of Southern California, Grove City (Pennsylvania) College, Point Park College, Carnegie Museum Natural History.

      Board directors World Affairs Council Pittsburgh. Chairman Board of Governors Ford’s Theatre, Washington.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Pennsylvania, California.

    Membership

    Member Greater Pittsburgh Airport Advisory Board. Trustee American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Aerospace Education Foundation, University Southern California, Grove City College, Pennsylvania, Point Park College, Carnegie Museum Natural History. Chairman executive committee Tax Foundation, Inc.

    Board directors World Affairs Council Pittsburgh. Chairman board governors Ford's Theatre, Washington. Served to captain, ordnance corps, Army of the United States, World World War II.

    Fellow Royal Society Arts. Member Natural Gas and Petroleum Association Canada, American Petroleum Institute, Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (president 1956, board directors), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute Industrial Engineers, American Ordnance Association, American Water Works Association, Society Automotive Engineers, Conference Board, International Chamber of C. (trustee United States council), Military Order World Wars, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce (past president board directors), Smithsonian Associates, Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi Clubs: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Duquesne, University, Long Vue (Pittsburgh). University (New York City).

    Laurel Valley Golf, Rolling Rock (Ligonier, Pennsylvania). Bath, Indian Creek (Miami Beach, Florida). Chicago; Detroit Athletic.

    California (Los Angeles). Cat Cay (Bahamas).

    Connections

    • Married Constance Templeton, July 16, 1942. Children– Patricia Lynne Rockwell Boorn, Willard Frederick III, Steven Kent, George Peter, Russell Alden.
    • father: Willard Frederick Rockwell
    • mother: Clara (Thayer) Rockwell
    • spouse: Constance Templeton
    • children: Patricia Lynne Rockwell Boorn Rockwell
    • Willard Frederick III Rockwell
    • Steven Kent Rockwell
    • George Peter Rockwell
    • Russell Alden Rockwell
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    Died September 24, 1992
    (aged 78)
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