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William Alvin Owens

William Alvin Owens, American finance company executive. Named Outstanding Citizen of Year, City of Alexandria, 1983.


  • Owens, William Alvin was born on October 5, 1936 in Fullerton, Louisiana, United States. Son of William Hendrix and Syble (Weeks) Owens.

  • Education

    • Student, Louisiana State University, 1954—1955. Student, Louisiana College, 1955. Certified, University Colorado, 1974.


    • Branch office manager Merit Finance Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, 1957—1966. Senior vice president Public Investors, Inc., Alexandria, Louisiana, since 1966. Also board directors.


    Party affiliation: Democrat



    Active Alexandria Zoning Commn, since 1980. Member of American Management Association, Alexandria Civitan (president 1977-1978), Civitan International (district governor 1980-1981, executive board directors, international vice president since 1983, Civitan of Year 1982), Louisiana Indiana Finance Association (president 1979-1980, board directors since 1971), Alexandria-Pineville Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce.


    • Married Dorlis LaVerne Dyess, April 28, 1956. Children: James Alan, Kim David.
    • father: William Hendrix Owens
    • mother: Syble (Weeks) Owens
    • spouse: Dorlis LaVerne Dyess
    • children: James Alan Owens
    • Kim David Owens
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    • 1955
      Louisiana College
    • 1974
      University Colorado
    • 1957 - 1966
      Branch office manager, Merit Finance Corporation
      Mobile, Alabama, United States
    • 1966
      senior, vice president Public Investors
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt