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William Allen Klopman

William Allen Klopman, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Frank L. Geise textile award Philadelphia College Textile Science, Samuel Slater Distinguished Service award American Textile Institute, l986.


  • Klopman, William Allen was born on August 23, 1921 in New York City. Son of William and Hazel Alice (Wolfe) Klopman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1943.


    • Apprentice Burlington Industries, New York City, 1946-1947. President Klopman Mills, Inc., 1960-1969. Group vice president Burlington Industries, 1972-1974, president/director, 1974-1976, chief executive officer, 1976-1986.

      Board directors North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Trustee North Carolina State University. President HoHoKus (New Jersey) School Board, 1968-1974. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations.

    Member American Textile Manufacturing Institute (president 1982), Society of Fiber Science and Technology.



    Fly fishing, golf, tennis, photography.


    • Married Anne Lyon, December 28, 1944. Children: William A. Junior, Peter H., Linda A., Betsy L., James, Thomas S.
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    Born August 23, 1921
    • 1943
      Williams College
    • 1946 - 1947
      Apprentice Burlington Industries
    • 1960 - 1969
      president, Klopman Mills
    • 1972 - 1974
      group vice president, Burlington Industries
    • 1974 - 1976
      group vice president, Burlington Industries