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data processing executive

John Alexander Williamson, American data processing executive. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit; recipient Distinguished Alumni award Birminghan Southern College, 1982, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1991.


Williamson, John Alexander was born on February 5, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of John Kelly and Mary (Lee) Williamson.


Bachelor of Science, Birmingham Southern College, 1935. Master in Math, Birmingham Southern College, 1939. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Birmingman Southern College, 1991.


Enlisted United States Navy, 1940, advanced through grades to captain, 1946, retired, 1954. District manager motor division Chevrolet, Mobile, Alabama, 1946-1947. Sales manager Drennen Motor Company, Birmingham, 1952-1956.

President, chairman Consultant Company, 1956-1984, Key Royal Auto Company, Birmingham, 1964-1988, Dyatron Corporation, Birmingham, from 1965, also board directors, 1965-1989. President, chairman Sungard Corporation, from 1989. Consultant in field.


Board directors Birmingham Boys Club, since 1961, Boy Scouts American, since 1984. Republican state finance chairman senatorial race, 1982-1983. President Re-Entry Ministries, since 1988.

Member Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham Country Club.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, golf.


Married Jean Cochran, February 14, 1948. Children: John A. Junior, Wendy Martin, Maggie Brooke.

John Kelly Williamson

Mary (Lee) Williamson

Jean Cochran

John A. Junior Williamson

Wendy Martin Williamson

Maggie Brooke Williamson