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William Buchanan Wrench, American investor. Names Man of the Year, Fairfax County Chamber of C., Vienna, Virginia, 1973.


Wrench, William Buchanan was born on February 26, 1928 in Myers, Kentucky, United States. Son of Homer Edward and Ruby Flannigan (Buchanan) Wrench.


Bachelor of Arts Kentucky, 1949.


Field representative, Agricultural and Industrial Development Board, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1950-1951;planning engineer, Corning (New York) Glass Works, 1951-1954;project manager, Smith, Langans & McLaughlin, Corning, 1954-1956;manager industrial research area development department, Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, 1956-1957;executive director, Fairfax County Economics and Industrial Development Committee, Springfield, Virginia, 1957-1960;president, Potomac Oil, Inc., Springfield, 1960-1982;president, Potomac Mini-Storage, Burke, Virginia, since 1982. President Virginia Petroleum Jobbers Association, Richmond, 1974-1976. Principal Wrench Group, Burke, since 1988.

Chairman NOVA Companies, Ladyville, Belize, Control American, since 1989.


Chairman Fairfax (Virginia) County School Board, 1972-1973. Member Virginia Department Transportation Commission, Richmond, 1978-1981. Chairman of the Board Governors Christchurch (Virginia) School, 1986-1992.

Chairman of the board of trustees Goodwin House, Inc., Alexandria, 1990-1991. Member Greater Washington Board Trade (president 1990-1991), George Mason U. Foundation (secretary since 1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: skiing.


Married Diana Maxine Smith, October 6, 1956 (divorced 1977). Children: Laura Ellen, William II, Suzanne Maxine, Walter Edward.

Homer Edward Wrench

Ruby Flannigan (Buchanan) Wrench

Diana Maxine Smith

Laura Ellen Wrench

William II Wrench

Suzanne Maxine Wrench

Walter Edward Wrench