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William Young Gard

William Young Gard, American manufacturing executive.


  • Gard, William Young was born on June 10, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Paul D. and Martha P. (Young) Gard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1949.


    • With sales department Sun Oil Corporation, Detroit, 1949—1951. Sales representative Dura Corporation, 1952—1967. President D & F Corporation, Sterling Heights, 1968—1985.

      Chairman board D&F Corporation, since 1986. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.


    Boards directors University-Liggett School, 1971—1977, Friends of Grosse Pointe Public Library., 1963—1973, Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, 1970—1973, Detroit Community Music School, 1982—1987, Center Creative Studies, since 1988. Vestryman Christ Episcopal Church, 1976—1979, Grosse Pointe, 1970—1973. Member of Michigan Model Manufacturers Association, National Association Manufacturers, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Economic Club Detroit, Society Automotive Engineers, County Club Detroit, Yondotega Club, Detroit Athletic Club.


    • Married Nancy Frazer Pierson, February 2, 1952. Children: Elizabeth, Paul, Martha.
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    • 1949
      Yale University
    • 1949 - 1951
      With sales department Sun Oil Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1952 - 1967
      sales representative Dura Corporation
    • 1968 - 1985
      president, D & F Corporation
      Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
    • 1986
      chairman, board D&F Corporation