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William Dinsmore Bessor

William Dinsmore Bessor, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award Zelienople area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.

Background

  • Bessor, William Dinsmore was born on January 7, 1927 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of George Blymer and Florence Olive (Dinsmore) Bessor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Thiel College, 1950. Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1952.

    Career

    • Founding partner Besco Manufacturing Company, Inc., Zelienople, Pennsylvania, 1952, chief executive officer, since 1974. Chairman BAHRD Corporation, board directors Butler Foundation, Butler Management Corporation, Citizens National Bank.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    President Zelienople Borough Council, 1958. Member Butler County (Pennsylvania) Firemens Association, Butler County Fire Chiefs Association. Member executive board Emergency Medical Service Council of Butler County.

    Deputy coroner Butler County. Chairman Butler Memorial Hospital. Trustee, past chairman board Butler County Community College.

    Member Western Butler County Authority. Served with United States Army, 1944-1946. Member National Association Manufacturers (Pennsylvania representative employee health and benefits committee), Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, Smaller Manufacturers Council, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Zelienople-Harmony (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce (past director), American Legion, Professional Photographers Association, Triangle Photographers Association Clubs: University (Pittsburgh).

    Connoquenessing Country. Erie Yacht. Lodges: Lions (past president Zelienople chapter), Shriners, Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, photography, sailing, scuba diving, community service.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce A. Miller, April 8, 1953. Children: Bryan W., Carrie A.
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    • 1950
      Thiel College
    • 1952
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1952
      Founding partner, Besco Manufacturing Company
      Zelienople, Pennsylvania, United States