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William Raymond Sowell

William Raymond Sowell, American entrepreneur. Recipient Menta Martin award, Institute Aeronautical Sciences, Los Angeles, 1952. With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947, PTO, China. Member National Contract Management Association (board directors 1987-1988).

Background

  • Sowell, William Raymond was born on March 11, 1928 in Maud, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Thomas Sowell and Blanche Hardaway.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1950. Bachelor of Science in Aerospace/Agricultural/Architectural/Aeronautical Engineering, California Aero Technology Institute, Glendale, 1952. Master Engineering, University Southern California, 1958.

      Master Ocean Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966.

    Career

    • Program manager Rockwell International, Los Angeles, 1952-1970. Vice president Ocean Environments, Inc., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1970-1973. Vice president, director Royal Industries, Thompson Division, Carson, California, 1973-1975.

      Consultant Intercontinental Management, Inc., Torrance, 1976-1979. General manager National Engineering Services and Marketing, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1980-1984. Director contracts Murdock, Inc., Compton, California, 1984-1989.

      Chairman Soule International, Palos Verdes Estates, from 1989. President The World of Nicholas and Ashlee, from 1989, Professional Image, from 1989, The Third Dimension International, from 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: scuba, photography/video, foreign travel, archaeology.

    Works

    • Author technical papers.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Covenant Church

    Membership

    With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947, PTO, China. Member National Contract Management Association (board directors 1987-1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: scuba, photography/video, foreign travel, archaeology.

    Connections

    • Married Helen LaDawn Hilton, December 24, 1950. 1 child, William Hilton.
    • father: William Thomas Sowell
    • mother: Blanche Hardaway
    • spouse: Helen LaDawn Hilton
    • child: William Hilton Sowell
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    Born March 11, 1928
    Died June 5, 2004
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Oklahoma Baptist University
    • 1952
      California Aero Technology Institute
    • 1958
      University Southern California
    • 1966
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1952 - 1970
      Program manager, Rockwell International
    • 1970 - 1973
      vice president, Ocean Environments
      Virgin Islands, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      vice president, Royal Industries
      Carson, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      director, Royal Industries
      Carson, California, United States
    • 1976 - 1979
      consultant, Intercontinental Management
      Torrance, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1984
      general manager, National Engineering Services and Marketing
      Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
    • 1984 - 1989
      director, contracts Murdock
      Compton, California, United States
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