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computer graphics executive

William Allan Fetter, American computer graphics executive. Recipient Certified Merit International Graphic Design, 1967, Letter Commendation United States Air Force, Boeing Airplane Company, 1962, Bronze Medal National and Regional Society Art Directors, 1963-1979.


Fetter, William Allan was born on March 14, 1928 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of William Herbert and Edna Katherine (Werner) Fetter.


Student, Kansas City Junior College, 1945-1946;student, Kansas City U., 1948-1949;Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1952.


Supervisor computer graphics, The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas and Seattle, 1959-1969;vice president, Graphcomp. Sciences, Newport, California, 1969-1970;chairman design department, lecturer, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1970-1977;president, Southern Illinois Research and Corporation Office (SIROCO), Carbondale, Illinois, since 1977;also board directors, Southern Illinois Research and Corporation Office (SIROCO), Bellevue, Redmond, Washingtonowner, ORIGIN, Bellevue, Redmond, since 1982. Presenter 3D conference U. Tokyo, 1992.

Speaker in field.


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    • Author: Human figures for Designers by Computer, 1983, Computer Graphics in Communication, 1964. Author (television program) Computer Graphics, The Accurate Eye, 1975. Exhibited in show Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1976.

      Patentee in field.


Board of directors Committee on Handicapped, Park Forest, Illinois, 1957-1958, Master Resources Council International, Seattle, since 1980. Member United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization TACT Task Force, Washington, 1975-1985. With United States Army, 1946-1948.

2nd Lieutenant United States Air Force Reserve, 1952-1957. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member International Design Conference (presenter 1976, 78), Society Information Display, Industrial Designers Society American, N.W. Human Factors Society, Museum Modern Art Club, Alfa Romeo Owner's Club. M C.


Married Darlene Glea Wyss, August 20, 1950 (divorced 1962). 1 child, William Arnold (deceased). Married Barbara Ann Shaffer, December 21, 1963.

Children: Brant Shaffer, Elena Katherine (twins).

William Herbert Fetter

Edna Katherine (Werner) Fetter

Darlene Glea Wyss

Barbara Ann Shaffer

William Arnold Fetter (deceased)

Brant Shaffer Fetter

Elena Katherine Fetter (twins)