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William Thomas Bennett

William Thomas Bennett was American manufacturing executive. Served with United States Army, 1944-1946.


  • Bennett, William Thomas was born on November 9, 1926 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Albert Luther and Katherine (Fultz) Bennett.

  • Education

    • BMechE, University Virginia, 1948.


    • Project engineer Westvaco, Covington, Virginia, 1948-1949, P.H. Glatfelter, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, 1949-1954. Plant manager P.J. Schweitzer Company, Lee, Massachusetts, 1954-1955. Manufacturing manager CICSSA, Montevideo, Uraguay, 1955-1957.

      Salesperson Sprout-Waltron, Muncy, Pennsylvania, 1957-1962. Manager Hanmer division American Tobacco Company, Chester, Virginia, 1962-1974. President, chief executive officer Golden Belt Manufacturing Company, Durham, North Carolina, 1974-1988, retired, 1988.



    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.


    Served with United States Army, 1944-1946.


    • Married Margaret Wilson, June 15, 1948 (deceased August 1982). Children: Thomas A., Annette Bennett Amshoff. Married Helen McFarland, April 1, 1983.
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    Born November 9, 1926
    Died October 16, 2007
    (aged 80)
    • 1948
      University Virginia
    • 1948 - 1949
      Project engineer, Westvaco
      Covington, Louisiana, United States
    • 1949 - 1954
      Project engineer, Westvaco
      Spring Grove, Illinois, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      plant manager, P.J. Schweitzer Company
      Lee, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      manufacturing manager, CICSSA
      Montevideo, Uruguay
    • 1957 - 1962
      salesperson Sprout-Waltron
      Muncy, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1962 - 1974
      manager, Hanmer division American Tobacco Company
      Chester, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1988
      president, officer Golden Belt Manufacturing Company
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1974 - 1988
      chief executive, officer Golden Belt Manufacturing Company
      Durham, United Kingdom
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