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Deforest Williams Abel

insurance executive.

Deforest Williams Abel, American insurance executive. Served in Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1917-1918.; Mason.

Background

Abel, Deforest Williams was born on July 19, 1890 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. Son of Frank Asbury and Julia Ann (Mott) Abel.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Cornell Univercity, 1915.

Career

September 1974); children—DeForest Williams, Judith Marshall. Clerk law office, Ithaca, New York, 1915-1916. Admitted to New York bar, 1918.

In home office and special agent N.E. General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, Philadelphia, 1919-1920. Solicitor and branch production manager American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, Boston, 1920-1925. With Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Providence, 1925-1977, secretary, assistant treasurer, 1933-1939, director, 1934-1977, vice president, secretary, 1939-1940, president, 1940-1968, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1968-1971, honorary Chairman of the Board, 1971-1977.

Secretary, assistant treasurer, director Arnica Credit Corporation, Providence, 1936-1940, president, 1940-1968, director, 1940-1977. Director Amica Life Insurance Company, Arnica Underwriters, Inc., Amica Services, Inc.

Membership

Served in Quartermaster Corps., United States Army, 1917-1918. Mason.; Clubs: Squantum, Rhode Island Country.

Connections

Married Grace Isabel Marshall, July 2, 1926 (deceased. Children: DeForest Williams, Judith Marshall.

father:
Frank Asbury Abel

mother:
Julia Ann (Mott) Abel

spouse:
Grace Isabel Marshall

children:
DeForest Williams Abel

Judith Marshall Abel