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William Paul Collins

William Paul Collins, American construction contracting company executive. Registered professional engineer, Kansas. Member Arizona Governor's Select Committee for Curriculum Criteria for High School Students, 1968-1969. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1945; Member Associate General Contractors Association (board directors Arizona chapter 1970-1975) Lodges: Masons.

Background

  • Collins, William Paul was born on July 12, 1922 in Concordia, Kansas, United States. Son of Joe and Iva May (O'Neill) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Kansas, 1949.

    Career

    • Vice president John F. Long Home Builders Inc., Phoenix, 1956-1963. Construction manager Del E. Webb Corporation, 1963-1968, vice president, general manager, 1968-1971, executive vice president, 1971-1981. Chairman, president Del E. Webb Construction Services, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Kansas.

    Membership

    Member Arizona Governor's Select Committee for Curriculum Criteria for High School Students, 1968-1969. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member Associate General Contractors Association (board directors Arizona chapter 1970-1975) Lodges: Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: fishing; camping.

    Connections

    • Married Rhea Rene Brown, June 30, 1945 (divorced January 1978). Children– Colleen Anne, Lee William. Married Myra Joann Holbrook, March 4, 1978.
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    • 1949
      University Kansas
    • 1956 - 1963
      Vice president, John F. Long Home Builders Incorporated
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1981
      chairman, Del E. Webb Construction Services
    • 1981
      president, Del E. Webb Construction Services