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Electronics company executive

William Allen Prior, American Electronics company executive. Corporal United States Army Air Force, 1945-1946, Germany. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, North Ridge Country Club (Raleigh), Raleigh Racquet Club, Harvard Club of New York City, 50 Group.

Background

Prior, William Allen was born on January 14, 1927 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Allen Ames and Madeline Isabel (Taylor) Prior.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Harvard College, 1950; Master of Business Administration, Harvard College, 1954.

Career

Salesman, International Business Machines Corporation, Mineola, Long Island, New York, 1950-1952; sales engineer, Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, 1954-1957; partner, Hammond Kennedy & Company. New York City, 1957-1966; vice president, The Singer Company. New York City, 1967-1968; president, Tansitor Electronics, Bennington, Vermont, 1969-1971; president, Aerotron Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1971-1982; vice president, J. Lee Peeler & Company, Durham, North Carolina, 1986-1989; president, Accudyne, Inc., Raleigh, since 1990.

Board directors Carroll's Foods, Warsaw, North Carolina. Chairman Royal Blue Capital, Inc., Raleigh.

Membership

Corporal United States Army Air Force, 1945-1946, Germany. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, North Ridge Country Club (Raleigh), Raleigh Racquet Club, Harvard Club of New York City, 50 Group.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, computer programming.

Connections

Married Nancy Norton Sayles, July 7, 1951 (divorced October 1971). Children: Stephanie Sayles, Alexandra Taylor, Robert Eames, Eleanor Norton. Married Carol Luise Becker-Ehmck, October 30, 1971.

Children: Michael Becker-Ehmck, Jeffrey Renner.

father:
Allen Ames Prior

mother:
Madeline Isabel (Taylor) Prior

spouse:
Carol Luise Becker-Ehmck

spouse:
Nancy Norton Sayles

child:
Jeffrey Renner Prior

child:
Stephanie Sayles Prior

child:
Robert Eames Prior

child:
Michael Becker-Ehmck Prior

child:
Eleanor Norton Prior

child:
Alexandra Taylor Prior