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William Houston Blount

William Houston Blount, American construction materials company executive.

Background

  • Blount, William Houston was born on January 3, 1922 in Union Springs, Alabama, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, University Alabama. Student, Advanced Management program, Harvard University.

    Career

    • Partner Blount Brothers Corporation, Montgomery, Alabama. President Southeastern Sand & Gravel Company, Tallassee, also director. Vice president Southern Cen-Vi-Ro Pipe Corporation, Birmingham.

      With Vulcan Materials Company, since 1957, executive vice president construction materials group, 1970-1977, president, chief operating officer, 1977-1979, president, chief executive officer, 1979-1983, chairman board directors, chief executive officer, 1983-1986, chairman board directors, 1986-1992, chairman emeritus, since 1992. Board directors Blount, Inc., Montgomery, VF Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania.

    Membership

    Member Alabama Safety Council. President Birmingham Area council Boy Scouts American, 1977-1979, 79. Board trustees Young Women’s Christian Association.

    Chairman annual awards dinner National Conference Christians and Jews, 1982, Alabama Management Improvement Program. Active American Cancer Society. General chairman United Way Drive, 1975.

    General chairman annual fund drive Junior Achievement, 1981. Trustee Birmingham-Southern College. Director Ethics Resource Center, Washington, past chairman.

    Board directors Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama chairman United States Olympic Committee Fund Raising Drive, Alabama Heritage Trust Fund. Active Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook, Alabama Served with Air Corps United States Navy, 1943. Member Mountain Brook Country Club (Alabama), Shoal Creek, Linville (North Carolina) Golf, The Club, Augusta (Georgia) National Golf Club, Elk River Club, Rotary Club of Birmingham.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Dean.
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