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Fred Wesley Ayers

Fred Wesley Ayers, American manufacturer executive. Mason.


  • Ayers, Fred Wesley was born on November 13, 1884 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Frank Marion and Annie Elizabeth (Perry) Ayers.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Scranton (Pennsylvania) Corresponding School, 1910.


    • Junior executive, plant manager, works manager Éleuthère Irénée duPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1911-1921. Vice president Klaxon Horn Company div. General Motors Corporation, Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, 1922-1926, works manager Pontiac Motor Car Company, 1926-1928.

      Management engineer Auto Car Company, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1929-1930. Construction engineering layout, tooling for automobile plant Brandt & Associate, Moscow, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1931-1932. Management, construction engineering budgetary control, cost systems, Birmingham, England, managing director Daimler Motor Car Company, Coventry, England, director Benton & Stone, Ltd., Birmingham, Chairman of the Board, director Samuel Booth & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham, 1932-1939.

      Senior vice president, general manager Hughes Tool Company, Houston, since 1943, also director. Director Trans World Airlines, Inc., Kansas City, Missoury, National Bank Commerce, Houston.


    Mason.; Clubs: Petroleum, River Oaks Country, Houston, Country (Houston).


    • Married Carrie Lee Haughey, August 4, 1902.; married second, Christian Garrett Ryan, April. Children: Julian Hilsee, Edyth Carolyn (Mistress.
    • father: Frank Marion Ayers
    • mother: Annie Elizabeth (Perry) Ayers
    • spouses: Carrie Lee Haughey
    • Christian Garrett Ryan
    • children: Julian Hilsee Ayers
    • Edyth Carolyn (Mrs Ayers
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    Born November 13, 1884
    Died February 20, 1966
    (aged 81)