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Investor , United States Secretary of Energy

Charles William Duncan,, investor, former United States Secretary of Energy. Trustee emeritus, past chairman Rice University; lifetime board directors, past treasurer The Methodist Hospital; Member Council Foreign Relations, Houston Country Club, River Oaks Country Club, Allegro Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Iota Epsilon.

Background

Duncan,, Charles William was born on September 9, 1926 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Charles William and Mary Lillian (House) Duncan.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 1947. Postgraduate management, University Texas, 1949.

Career

Roustabout, chemical engineer, Humble Oil & Refining Company, 1947; with, Duncan Foods Company, Houston, 1948-1964; administrative vice president, Duncan Foods Company, 1957-1958; president, chairman advisory board, Duncan Foods Company, 1958-1964; president, Coca-Cola Company Food Division, Houston, 1964-1967; chairman, Coca-Cola Europe, 1967-1970; executive vice president, Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, 1970-1971; president, Coca-Cola Company, 1971-1974; Chairman of the Board, director, Rotan Mosle Finance Corporation, Houston, 1974-1977; deputy secretary, Department Defense, Washington, 1977-1979; secretary, Department Energy, Washington, 1979-1981. Board directors American Express, United Technologies Inc., Newfield Exploration Company,;director Welch Foundation.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

Membership

Trustee emeritus, past chairman Rice University. Lifetime board directors, past treasurer The Methodist Hospital. Member Council Foreign Relations, Houston Country Club, River Oaks Country Club, Allegro Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Iota Epsilon.

Connections

Married Thetis Anne Smith, June 10, 1957. Children: Charles William III, Mary Anne.

father:
Charles William Duncan,

mother:
Mary Lillian (House) Duncan,

spouse:
Thetis Anne Smith

children:
Charles William III Duncan,

Mary Anne Duncan,