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William Birrell Franke

William Birrell Franke, American secretary of the navy. Recipient Patriotic Civilian Service commendation United States Army, 1951, Distinguished Service award Department Defense, 1951; Medal of Freedom, 1961. Member Union League Club (New York City), Army and Navy Club (Washington), Rutland Country Club.

Background

  • Franke, William Birrell was born on April 15, 1894 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of William G. and Helena E. (Birrell) Franke.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Science, University Louisville, 1948. Data Control Language, Pace College, 1955.

    Career

    • President Securities Company. Special assistant to Secretary of Defense, 1951-1952. Assistant secretary for finance management Navy, 1954-1957, under-secretary, 1957-1959, secretary, 1959-1960.

      Business consultant, from 1960. Vice chairman board Fram corporation. President, director Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio R.R.

      Director Penn-Dixie Cement Corporation, Rutland County Bank, Rutland, Vermont.

    Major achievements

    • Union League Club (New York City) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Army and Navy Club (Washington) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Rutland Country Club.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Union League Club (New York City), Army and Navy Club (Washington), Rutland Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Bertha Irene Reedy, June 28, 1919. Children: Phyllis Birrell (Mistress Harding Hall Fowler), Ann Tallmadge (Mistress John Anthony Ulinski Junior), Patricia Wendell (Mistress W. Sherman Kouns).
    • father: William G. Franke
    • mother: Helena E. (Birrell) Franke
    • spouse: Bertha Irene Reedy
    • children: Phyllis Birrell Franke (Mistress Harding Hall Fowler)
    • Ann Tallmadge Franke (Mistress John Anthony Ulinski Junior)
    • Patricia Wendell Franke (Mistress W. Sherman Kouns)
    William Birrell Franke
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    Born April 15, 1894
    • 1948
      University Louisville
    • 1955
      Pace College
    • 1951 - 1952
      special assistant, to Secretary of Defense
    • 1954 - 1957
      assistant, secretary for finance management Navy
    • 1957 - 1959
      assistant, secretary for finance management Navy