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firearms manufacturing company executive

William Batterman Ruger, American firearms manufacturing company executive. Recipient National Leadership award Hunting Hall of Fame, 1979; named Handgunner of Year American Handgunner Foundation, 1975.

Background

Ruger, William Batterman was born on June 21, 1916 in Brooklyn. Son of Adolph and May Ruger.

Education

Student, University North Carolina.

Career

Firearms design engineer, United States Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1939-1940;machine gun designer, Auto Ordnance Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, World World War II;founder, president, Ruger Corporation (hand tool manufacturers), Southport, Connecticut, 1946-1948;co-founder, 1948;since president, Chairman of the Board, treasurer, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., Southportvice president, Sporting Arms and Ammunition Institute, since 1978. Past board directors National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, editor. Patentee in field.

Membership

Trustee Salisbury (Connecticut) School, 1970-1975, Naval War College Foundation, Buffalo Bill History Center. Member National Rifle Association (past board directors), Blue Mountain Forest Association, Vintage Sports Car Club American, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Rolls Royce Owners Club, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Association, American Bugatti Club, Bugatti Owners' Club, Veterinary Motor Club, Stutz Club, Ferrari Club American, Campfire Club, Pequot Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Boone and Crockett Club, Cat Cay Club, Clambake Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Connections

Married Mary Thompson, August 26, 1938 (deceased). Children: William Batterman, Carolyn Amalie Ruger Vogel, James Thompson (deceased).

father:
Adolph Ruger

mother:
May Ruger

spouse:
Mary Thompson

child:
William Batterman Ruger

child:
Carolyn Amalie Ruger Vogel Ruger

child:
James Thompson Ruger (deceased)