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Automobile company executive

William Arthur McConnell was American automobile company executive. Member Urban Area Transportation Study Committee, since 1976; member Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, since 1970, chairman, since 1980; member Energy Steering Committee, 1980-1981. Fellow Engineering Society Detroit, Society Automotive Engineers; member Transportation Research Board (executive committee 1970-1972), Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau.

Background

McConnell, William Arthur was born on January 3, 1918 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Son of Raymond Arnott and Anna (Lee) McConnell.

Education

Student, Williams College, 1937. Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1939. Business Systems Modernization-Energy, University Nebraska, 1941.

Mechanical Engineering, University Nebraska, 1949. Doctor Engineering (honorary), University Nebraska, 1960.

Career

Surveyor Nebraska State Highway Department, Lincoln, 1938. With General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1939-1945. Faculty Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1945-1946.

With Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, since 1946, chief engineer test operations and engineering services, 1975-1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Urban Area Transportation Study Committee, since 1976. Member Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, since 1970, chairman, since 1980. Member Energy Steering Committee, 1980-1981.

Fellow Engineering Society Detroit, Society Automotive Engineers. Member Transportation Research Board (executive committee 1970-1972), Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau. Clubs: Barton Hills Country, North Cape Yacht, Great Lakes Cruising, Lincoln University.

Connections

Married Catherine Louise Bullock, February 2, 1941. Children– Catherine OGawa, Mary Gillett, Janet Lobenherz, Elizabeth Welch.

father:
Raymond Arnott McConnell

mother:
Anna (Lee) McConnell

spouse:
Catherine Louise Bullock

child:
Catherine OGawa McConnell

child:
Mary Gillett McConnell

child:
Janet Lobenherz McConnell

child:
Elizabeth Welch McConnell