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William Charles Burnside

William Charles Burnside, American investment company executive.


  • Burnside, William Charles was born on October 23, 1936 in Edgar County, Illinois, United States. Son of William D. and Juanita W. (Greeson) Burnside.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Illinois University, 1959. Postgraduate, New York Institute of Finance, 1965.


    • With Millikin National Bank, Decatur, Illinois, 1959—1963, National Cash Register, 1963—1965, Mid American Corporation, Paris, Leowi & Company, Decatur, 1970—1973. Finance principal, Chief Executive Officer William C. Burnside & Company, Inc., Danville, since 1973. Director Mid-States Railcar, Inc., State Banks and Trust Company, Illinois, 1978—1985, assistant secretary, since 1979.

      With Military Police United States Army Reserve, 1955-1963.


    President Edgar County Heart Association, 1972—1972. Vice chairman Illinois Heart Association, 1969. Member Eas. Illinois University Foundation, 1981.

    Chairman Greater Danville Plan Commission, 1986—1987. Treasurer Yermilion County Heart Association, since 1993. Bd, directors, treasurer Danville Unit American Cancer Society, since 1996.

    Elected member White House Conference Small Business, 1985—1986. Legislation assistant State Senator Max E. Coffey, 1976—1982. Campaign coordinator Vermillion County, 1976.

    Treasurer United Methodist Church, Paris, 1966—1968. Vice chairman Christian Business Men's Committee, 1979—1982, board directors, since 1979, chairman, 1988—1992. Co-founder Christian Home Youth, 1982—1984.

    Vice president Greater Danville Religious Association, 1992, director, 1990. President Illiana Christian Association, 1994. Member of Paris Illinois Chamber of Commerce (president 1970, board directors 1967-1969), Security Investors Protections Corporation, Commodity Futures Trading Commn, National Futures Association, National Association Securities Dealers (arbitration member).


    • Married Lola LaFern Trovillion, October 10, 1975. Children: Bilinda Cheryl, William Benton, Tyler Thomasstepchildren: Mitzi Lynn Trovillion, Scott W. Trovillion.
    • father: William D. Burnside
    • mother: Juanita W. (Greeson) Burnside
    • spouse: Lola LaFern Trovillion
    • children: Bilinda Cheryl Burnside
    • William Benton Burnside
    • Tyler Thomasstepchildren: Mitzi Lynn Trovillion Burnside
    • Scott W. Trovillion Burnside
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    • 1959
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1965
      New York Institute Finance
    • 1959 - 1963
      With Millikin National Bank
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      With Millikin National Bank
    • 1970 - 1973
      With Millikin National Bank
      Paris, Kentucky, United States