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William Lee Karr

William Lee Karr, American land surveyor. License land surveyor, forester.


  • Karr, William Lee was born on June 24, 1951 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Son of Raymond A. and Margaret E. (Richards) Karr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan Technology University, 1975.


    • Survey manager Estes Park Surveyors, Colorado, 1977—1979, Granger Engineering, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1979—1981. Principal, president Northwoods Land Surveying, Inc., since 1981.

      Director Easter Upper Peninsula Regional Planning Committee, 1981—1989. Member Michigan Board Registration Land Surveyors, 1984—1991, chairman, 1986—1988. Member Michigan Board Registration Professional Engineers, 1984—1991, vice chairman, 1986—1987.

      With Chippewa County Surveyor, Michigan, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • License land surveyor, forester.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Central United Methodist Church, usher, past chairman administrative board. Member of National Society Professional Surveyors, National Council Examiners Engineering and Surveying (chairman land surveying committee 1987-1988, vice president, central zone 1988-1990, president elect 1990-1991, president 1991-1992), American Congress Surveying and Mapping, Michigan Society Registered Land Surveyors (Upper Peninsula chapter representative, state board 1980-1983), Society of America Military Engineers (president 1983-1984), Kiwanis (local president 1982-1983, Distinguished Past President award 1983).



    Hunting, canoeing, gardening.


    • Married Patricia A. Brotherton, November 14, 1970 (divorced). Children: William R., Matthew T. Married Carol A. Kolad, April 11, 1987.
    • father: Raymond A. Karr
    • mother: Margaret E. (Richards) Karr
    • spouses: Patricia A. Brotherton
    • Carol A. Kolad
    • children: William R. Karr
    • Matthew T. Karr
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    Born June 24, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1975
      Michigan Technology University
    • 1977 - 1979
      Survey manager, Estes Park Surveyors
      Colorado, United States
    • 1981 - 1989
      director, Easter Upper Peninsula Regional Planning Committee
    • 1983
      with Chippewa County Surveyor
      Michigan, United States
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