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William Fredin Swanson

William Fredin Swanson, American lawyer.


  • Swanson, William Fredin was born on September 10, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Fredin and Anna Ida (Moore) Swanson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1950. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1953.


    • Associate Moorhead & Knox, Pittsburgh, 1953-1958. Assistant counsel Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Industries, 1959-1967. Assistant general counsel Rockwell-Standard Corporation, 1967.

      Assistant general counsel commercial products group North America Rockwell Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1967-1968. General counsel commercial products group North America Rockwell Corporation (merger Rockwell-Standard Corporation and North America Aviation Inc., name changed to Rockwell International Corporation 1973), 1968-1971, staff vice president, associate general counsel, 1971-1982, secretary, 1975-1984, vice president, secretary, associate general counsel, 1982-1984. Counsel Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, since 1985.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Vice president University Pittsburgh Alumni Council General Alumni Association, 1966-1968. Group chairman Annual Giving Fund, since 1978, board directors, since 1981. Member Wilkins Township and Churchill Area School District Building Authorities, 1980-1986.

    Trustee Athalia Daly Home, 1974-1980. Board directors Fairfield Communities Inc., since 1988, Forbes Health System, 1982-1985, Forbes Healthmark, since 1985, Meritcare, since 1986. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947.

    Member Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, American bar associations, American Society Corporation Secretaries (president Pittsburgh regional group 1981-1982), Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation (legal advisory council), Delta Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Sigma Rho. Clubs: Mason, Duquesne, Edgewood, Landings (Savannah, Georgia).


    • Married Marjorie Beatrice Davis, August 13, 1955. Children– Karen Beth, William Fredin III, Susan Davis, Lauren Lynn.
    • father: William Fredin Swanson
    • mother: Anna Ida (Moore) Swanson
    • spouse: Marjorie Beatrice Davis
    • children: Karen Beth Swanson
    • William Fredin III Swanson
    • Susan Davis Swanson
    • Lauren Lynn Swanson
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