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William Carl Roher

William Carl Roher, American chemical company executive.

Background

  • Roher, William Carl was born on July 21, 1927 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States. Son of William C. and Jennie (Johnson) Roher.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Allegheny College, 1950.

    Career

    • Sales serviceman Plastoid Corporation, Hamburg, New Jersey, 1950-1952. Sales engineer Reaction Motors Company, Danville, 1952-1955. With Gulf Oil Corporation (formerly Spencer Chemical Company), since 1955, regional vice president Houston, 1970-1973.

      President Gulf Oil Corporation (Gulf Oil Chemicals Company division), since 1973.

    Membership

    Chairman United Way Texas Gulf Coast. Chairman board trustees Keystone (Colorado) Center. Trustee Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

    National campaign chairman Allegheny College Capital Campaign. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Manufacturing Chemists Association (director) Clubs: Petroleum (Houston), Lakeside Country (Houston), Lakewood Yacht (Houston), Ramada (Houston).

    Duquesne (Pittsburgh).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Youtes McCreary. Children: Kristina Roher Aikman, Kathleen Roher Sutherland, Karen E., William C.
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    • 1950
      Allegheny College
    • 1950 - 1952
      Sales serviceman Plastoid Corporation
      Hamburg, Germany, Germany
    • 1952 - 1955
      sales engineer, Reaction Motors Company
      Danville, Virginia, United States
    • 1973
      president, Gulf Oil Corporation (Gulf Oil Chemicals Company division)