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William George Franklin

William George Franklin, American manufacturing executive.


  • Franklin, William George was born on September 14, 1921 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Raymond Fred and Edna Laura (Faustmann) Franklin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943.


    • Chemical engineer Exxon, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1943-1948. Vice president David Smith Steel Company, Brooklyn, 1948-1969. President Hillside Spinning & Stamping, Union, New Jersey, since 1969.

      President Hillside Metal Ware Company, Union, since 1969, Aero Metal Products Company, Union, since 1981.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Chairman Governor's Debt Collection, Trenton, New Jersey, 1982-1983. President Union County Economic Development, Union, 1985-1986. Director Young Men’s Christian Association, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, 1972-1981.

    Member Summit Republican Committee. Member National Housewares Association, National Association Food Equipment, Manufacturers Association, Cookware Manufacturer Association (director, past president), Baltusrol Golf Club, Wyndemere Country Club.



    Golf, model railroading, skiing, charities.


    • Married Florence Smith, March 27, 1948. William George, Cynthia Lee. Married Frances Engwall, January 30, 1995.
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    Born September 14, 1921
    • 1943
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1943 - 1948
      Chemical engineer, Exxon
      Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
    • 1948 - 1969
      vice president, David Smith Steel Company
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1969
      president, Hillside Spinning & Stamping
      Union, New Jersey, United States