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William Anthony Acton, American former government official. Decorated Bronze Star medal; recipient Meritorious Service award San Francisco Ordnance District, l957, Superior Honor award Agency for International Development, l968; New York University Graduate School Business Administration fellow, l938-39; University Chicago School Business Administration scholar, l939-4l. With Military Intelligence, Army of the United States, l943-46.


Acton, William Anthony was born on March 29, 1910 in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Came to the United States, l938. Son of Francis Joseph and Jane Mary (Jelinek) Acton.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Commercial Academy, Pilsen, 1929. Postgraduate in law, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1938. Postgraduate business administration, New York University, 1939.

Postgraduate business administration, University Chicago, l939-4l.


Officer National Bank Prague, 1934-1938. With Bank American, Richmond, California, 1941-1943. Member tripartite control group I.G. Farben, Office Military Government, Federal Republic Germany, 1946-1954.

With San Francisco Ordnance District, 1954-1957, Agency for International Development, Turkey, 1957-1959, Ghana, 1959-1960, Morocco, 1960-1962, Washington, 1963-1965, area controller Athens, Greece, 1965-1970, area auditor general for Near East Turkey, 1970-1971.


With Military Intelligence, Army of the United States, l943-46.


Married Constance Gavares, January 30, 1950. 1 child, John Andrew.

Francis Joseph Acton

Jane Mary (Jelinek) Acton

Constance Gavares

John Andrew Acton