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William Fosdick Morrison

William Fosdick Morrison, business educator, retired electrical company executive. Named Man of the Year Midwest Lacrosse Coaches Association, 1983, recipient Service award United States Lacrosse Association, 1982.


  • Morrison, William Fosdick was born on March 14, 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Robert Louis and Helen Fosdick (Mulroney) Morrison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Trinity College, 1957.


    • Manager purchasing department Westinghouse Electric Company, Lima, Ohio, 1960—1968, manager manufacturing Upper Sandusky, 1969, general manager Gurabo, 1970—1971, manager training Pittsburgh, 1972—1984, program manager Sunnyvale, California, 1984—1989, procurement project director, 1990—1994. Professor San Jose State University, since 1993, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, since 1995. Lead negotiator Advanced Micro Devices, Santa Clara, 1995—1997.

      Professor University California, Berkeley, 1996—2002, Menlo College, 1998—2001. Faculty advisory Beta Gamma Sigma, since 2002. Negotiation consultant and trainer, since 1969.

      Lead negotiator ReSound Corporation, 1998-1999. Manager renovation project San Jose State University, 1999-2000.


    • Author: The Pre-Negotiation Planning Book, 1985, The Human Side of Negotiations, 1994, The Savvy Negotiator, 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Valley Institute of the Theatre Arts, Saratoga, California, 1986-1990, Manhattan Playhouse, 1989-1994. Chairman Sensory Access Foundation Golf Tournament, 1995-1996. Director protocol office World Cup United States of America, 1994.

    Served to captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1958-1964. Member of National Association Purchasing Management (president Lima chapter 1966-1967, director national affairs 1967-1968, district treasurer 1968-1970), The Propeller Club (secretary, San Francisco port since 2002), Circumnaviagators Club (founder, president San Francisco chapter since 2001), Sunnyvale Golf Association (vice-chairman 1985, chairman 1986, handicap scorer 1992-1993, chairman 1993), Elks.





    • Married E. Drake Miller, December 14, 1957 (divorced September 1972). Children: Donna Drake, Deanne Fosdick, William Fosdick. Married Carol Ann Stover, November 20, 1972.
    • father: Robert Louis Morrison
    • mother: Helen Fosdick (Mulroney) Morrison
    • spouses: E. Drake Miller
    • Carol Ann Stover
    • children: Donna Drake Morrison
    • Deanne Fosdick Morrison
    • William Fosdick Morrison
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    • 1957
      Trinity College
    • 1960 - 1968
      Manager, purchasing department Westinghouse Electric Company
      Lima, Peru, Peru
    • 1993
      professor, San Jose State University
    • 1995
      professor, San Jose State University
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      lead negotiator Advanced Micro Devices
      Santa Clara, California, United States
    • 1996 - 2002
      professor, University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1998 - 2001
      professor, University California
    • 2002
      faculty advisory Beta Gamma Sigma
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