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William Loren Batt

William Loren Batt, business executive. Decorated Presidential Medal for Merit; Order St. Michael and St. George (England); Order of Crown (Belgium); Order of North Star, Order of Vasa (Sweden); Bok award, 1942, Hoover Medal, 1951, American Standards Medal, 1952.

Background

  • Batt, William Loren was born on July 31, 1885 in Salem, Indiana, United States. Son of George McClelland and Hettie (Markland) Battalion.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1907, Doctor of Engineering, 1933. Doctor Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology. Doctor of Science, Drexel Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor Science, Rose Polytechnic Institute.

    Career

    • ; children—Martha L. (Mistress Robert Abbott), Barbara B. (Mistress Richard Bond), Jean (Mistress S. J. Kagan), William, Robert R. Married second Madeleine Clark Warner, December 15, 1950. Assistant to Doctor W. F. M. Goss in research work, Purdue University, 1907.

      Laboratory head, Hess-Bright Manufacturing Company, 1907-1910, secretary, 1916, until affiliation of company, 1919, with S.K.F. Industries, general manager, 1919-1923, president 1923-1950. Chief of E.C.A. mission to Great Britian, 1950-1952, United States representative of Defense Production Board, N.A.T.O., 1950-1952. Member advisory commission on voluntary Foreign Aid.

      Past president international Committee Science Management. Past. Chairman of the Board American Management Association. Past president American Society Mech.

      Engineers; vice chairman War Production Board, American member Combined Raw Materials Board, Combined Production and Research Board, Combined Joint United States Canadian Production Committee, during World World War World War II. Member President’s special mission to Moscow, with rank of minister, 1941. Chairman United States Inter-Agency Policy Committee for Rubber.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member advisory commission on voluntary Foreign Aid. Past president international Committee Science Management. Member Combined Raw Materials Board, Combined Production and Research Board, Combined Joint United States Canadian Production Committee, during World World War World War II.

    Member President’s special mission to Moscow, with rank of minister, 1941. Fellow Royal Society Arts London. Member American Society Mech.

    Engineers, British Institute Mech. Engineers, The Engineering Institute Canada.

    Connections

    • Married Ruby Burroughs, October 28, 1909 (deceased.; married second Madeleine Clark Warner, December 15, 1950. Children: Martha L. (Mistress.
    • father: George McClelland Batt
    • mother: Hettie (Markland) Batt
    • spouses: Ruby Burroughs
    • 2d Madeleine Clark Warner
    • child: Martha L. (Mrs Batt
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    Born July 31, 1885
    Died February 10, 1965
    (aged 79)
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