Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Duke U., 1952.
William worked as an engineer, superintendent in Nello L. Teer Company in Durham, North Carolina, United States from 1952 to 1956. In this year he became a Vice-president, president of Dalton Brick and Tile Company in Dalton, Georgia, United States. He worked there until 1965.
In 1966 he became a western sales manager in Forest Paschal Machinery Company in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. He worked there for five years. From 1971 to 1975 he was a managing director in Paschal Machinery Company, Sydney, NSW. in Australia. Since 1975 William worked as a managing director of W. E. Hankins and Company Pty Ltd, Cronulla, NSW.
William was an active campaigner of the Republican Party in Dalton, United States in 1964.
William married to Lillian Meade Shelton on April 6, 1951. Children: William E. III, Jean S., James F., AngelaG.