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William Alfred Williams

geologist , mining engineer

William Alfred Williams, American geologist, mining engineer.


Williams, William Alfred was born on August 25, 1880 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of William Alfred and Lucy Addie (Goodell) Williams.


Bachelor of Arts, in geology and mining engineering, U., 1903. Stanford married Winifred H. Wright, of San Francisco, June 7, 1911.


Assistant in geology, Stanford University, 1903-1904. Field assistant United States Geological Survey, 1903, 04. Mining in western states, Mexico and South America, 1904-1908.

Geologist and chief geologist, Associated Oil Corporation, 1908-1913. Consultant geologist General Petroleum Company, 1913-1914. Chief petroleum technologist, United States bureau of Mines, in charge of petroleum investigations, 1914-1916.

Assistant general manager Henry L. Doherty & Company, oil and gas properties, in mid-continent fields, 1917. With oil div. United States Fuel Adminstration, 1918. Vice president Henry L. Doherty & Company, 1919-1920.

Vice president Pierce Oil Corporation, 1920-1922. President Crown Central Petroleum Corporation, 1925-1932. Later construction engineering.


William Alfred Williams

Lucy Addie (Goodell) Williams