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William Forman Bickel

William Forman Bickel, business executive.


  • Bickel, William Forman was born on March 12, 1890 in Pittsburgh. Son of Henry Wright and Lydia Forman (Paulson) Bickel.

  • Education

    • Student Shady Side Academy, 1904-1909. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1913.


    • President Woodland Stores, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1930-1952. Director Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, from 1932. Treasurer executive committee Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

      Vice president, director Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation from 1928. Director Shady Side Academy.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Clubs: Fox Chapel Golf (director), Duquesne.


    • Married Florence Croft, April. Children: William C., Harry C., Mary (Mistress Robert W. Off).
    • father: Henry Wright Bickel
    • mother: Lydia Forman (Paulson) Bickel
    • spouse: Florence Croft
    • children: William C. Bickel
    • Harry C. Bickel
    • Mary Bickel (Mistress Robert W. Off)
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    Born March 12, 1890