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Edward Francis Williams

textile executive.

Edward Francis Williams, American textile executive. Decorated Knight of St. Gregory, Knight of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Knight of Malta. Member of advisory board Boston College School Business Administration.


Williams, Edward Francis was born on June 22, 1888 in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Patrick Francis and Annie May (Barrows) Williams.


Educational public schools of Massachusetts. Colby College, 1910; Doctor of Commercial Science, Merrimack College, 1956. Doctor of Laws, Boston College, 1956.


1 son, Daniel Hennessy. Worked as designer American Woolen Company, North Vassalboro, Maine, 1911-1913. Superintendent, designer Raritan (New Jersey) Woolen Mills, 1913-1915.

General superintendent Middlesex Mills, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1915-1918. General manager Hillsboro (N.H.) Woolen Mills, 1918-1920. President Springfield (Massachusetts) Metal Stamping Company, 1922-1925, W.G. Fisher & County, New York City, 1930-1937.

General manager Warren (Massachusetts) Woolen Associates, 1920-1937. Manager American Woolen Company, Inc., Assabet Mill, Maynard, Massachusetts, from 1937. Vice-president, director Sandorval Oil & Gas Company.

President Boston Terminal Company. Director Foundation Company New York City, Palmer (Massachusetts) National Bank, N.E. Transportation. County, New York, N.H. & H. Railroad Company (member executive committee), Roper (North Carolina) Lumber Company, Guaranty Trust Company (Waltham, Massachusetts).

Director McGinnis Industrial Center, Norfolk, Virginia Trustee New England Home for Little Wanderers.


Member of advisory board Boston College School Business Administration. Clubs: Algonquin, Downtown, Beacon Society, Hatherly Country, Scituate Harbor Yacht.


Married Margaret Elizabeth Shay, Oct 16, 1918 (died 1949). Married second, Louise Maguire Hennessy, May 14, 1956.

Patrick Francis Williams

Annie May (Barrows) Williams

Margaret Elizabeth Shay

Louise Maguire Hennessy