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William Buchanan Wrench

William Buchanan Wrench, American investor. Names Man of the Year, Fairfax County Chamber of C., Vienna, Virginia, 1973.

Background

  • Wrench, William Buchanan was born on February 26, 1928 in Myers, Kentucky, United States. Son of Homer Edward and Ruby Flannigan (Buchanan) Wrench.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Kentucky, 1949.

    Career

    • Field representative Agricultural and Industrial Development Board, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1950-1951. Planning engineer Corning (New York ) Glass Works, 1951-1954. Project manager Smith, Langans & McLaughlin, Corning, 1954-1956.

      Manager industrial research area development department Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, 1956-1957. Executive director Fairfax County Economic and Industrial Development Committee, Springfield, Virginia, 1957-1960. President Potomac Oil, Inc., 1960-1982, Potomac Mini-Storage, Burke, Virginia, since 1982.

      President Virginia Petroleum Jobbers Association, Richmond, 1974-1976. Principal Wrench Group, Burke, since 1988. Chairman NOVA Companies, Ladyville, Belize, Central American, since 1989.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Chairman Fairfax (Virginia) County School Board, 1972-1973. Member Virginia Department Transportation Commission, Richmond, 1978-1981. Chairman board governors Christchurch (Virginia) School, 1986-1992.

    Chairman board trustees Goodwin House, Inc., Alexandria, 1990-1991. Member Greater Washington Board Trade (president 1990-1991), George Mason University Foundation (secretary since 1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Diana Maxine Smith, October 6, 1956 (divorced 1977). Children: Laura Ellen, William II, Suzanne Maxine, Walter Edward.
    • father: Homer Edward Wrench
    • mother: Ruby Flannigan (Buchanan) Wrench
    • spouse: Diana Maxine Smith
    • children: Laura Ellen Wrench
    • William II Wrench
    • Suzanne Maxine Wrench
    • Walter Edward Wrench
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    Born February 26, 1928
    Nationality
    • 1949
      University Kentucky
    • 1950 - 1951
      Field representative Agricultural and Industrial Development Board
      Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
    • 1951 - 1954
      planning engineer, Corning (New York ) Glass Works
    • 1954 - 1956
      project manager, Smith
      Corning, Arkansas, United States
    • 1956 - 1957
      manager, industrial research area development department Pennsylvania Power and Light
      Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      executive, director Fairfax County Economic and Industrial Development Committee
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1960 - 1982
      president, Potomac Oil
    • 1982
      president, Potomac Oil
      Burke, Virginia, United States

    Award