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William Pearce

manufacturing executive

William Pearce, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (3). President National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, New York City Served to lieutenant United States Navy Air Corps, 1942-1946, PTO. Member of Springdale Golf (Princeton, New Jersey); Pine Valley Golf (Pine Valley, New Jersey).

Background

Pearce, William was born on October 22, 1920 in Cincinnati. Son of Harry Edward and Pearce and Alice Huer.

Education

Student, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1942.

Career

Field representative Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cincinnati, 1948-1955, regional manager Cleveland, 1955-1962, New York City, 1962-1970. Vice president Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, 1970-1982, senior vice president corporation affairs Greenwich, Connecticut, 1982-1986. President New York Soft Drink Association, New York City, 1985-1986, New Jersey Soft Drink Association, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-1985, New York Food Industry Execs Council, 1980-1983, founder.

Membership

President National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, New York City Served to lieutenant United States Navy Air Corps, 1942-1946, PTO. Member of Springdale Golf (Princeton, New Jersey). Pine Valley Golf (Pine Valley, New Jersey).

Connections

Married Shirley Eleanore Theler, July 19, 1944. Children: William Junior, Barbara Ann, Thomas Arthur.