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William Oliver Bourke

William Oliver Bourke was American metal company executive. 1st lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948.

Background

  • Bourke, William Oliver was born on April 12, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Emmett and Mable Elizabeth (D'Arcy) Bourke.

  • Education

    • Student, University Illinois, 1945. Bachelor of Science in Commerce, DePaul University, 1951.

    Career

    • With Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1956-1960, national distribution manager, 1960-1964. General sales manager Ford Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1964-1967. Assistant managing director Ford Australia, Melbourne, 1967-1970, manager director, 1970-1971.

      President Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa, Inc., 1971-1972, Ford Asia-Pacific, Inc., Melbourne, 1972-1973, Europe, Inc., 1973-1975, chairman board, 1975-1980. Executive vice president Ford North America Automotive Operations, Dearborn, 1980-1981, also board directors. Executive vice president Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1981-1983, president, chief operating officer, 1983-1986, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1986-1988, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1992.

    Membership

    1st lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Philbey, September 4, 1970. Children: Judith A., Andrew E., Edward A.
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    Born April 12, 1927
    Died June 3, 2005
    (aged 78)
    • 1945
      University Illinois
    • 1951
      DePaul University
    • 1956 - 1960
      With Ford Motor Company
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      general sales manager, Ford Canada
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      assistant, managing director Ford Australia
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      president, Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa
    • 1972 - 1973
      president, Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      president, Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa
      Europe
    • 1980 - 1981
      executive, vice president Ford North America Automotive Operations
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      executive, vice president Reynolds Metals Company
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
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