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construction firm executive

William David O'Donnell was American construction firm executive. Registered professional engineer, Illinois, 1958. recipient Friend of the Boy award Optimist Club, 1966, Excalibur award for community service Rockford Register Star, 1971; named Titan of Year, Boylan High School, 1974, Papal Knight Order of St. Gregory the Great; fellow Wisdom Hall of Fame.


O'Donnell, William David was born on August 21, 1926 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Frank and Agnes Teresa (Flanagan) O'D.


Bachelor of Science, University New Mexico, 1953.


Engineer, State of Illinois, 1953-1959;with, Gregory-Anderson Company, Rockford, Illinois, since 1959;general manager, Gregory-Anderson Company, Rockford, Illinois, 1960-1961;secretary, Gregory-Anderson Company, Rockford, Illinois, 1961-1981;president, Gregory-Anderson Company, Rockford, Illinois, since 1981. Board directors Growth Enterprise, Davis Memorial Park, BankOne, Rockford.


  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois, 1958.


Director St. Anthony Medical Center, Youth Services Network, Catholic Conference of Illinois. Board directors Rockford Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1984. Served with United States Navy, 1943-1947.

Fellow: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of America Military Engineers. Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Northern Illinois Building Contractors, Amateur Trapshooting Association, World Future Society, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Balloon Federation American, American Polar Society, National Sporting Clays Association, Old Antarctic Explorers Association, Forest Hills Country (Rockford), Metropolitan Club (Chicago). Adventurers (Chicago), Adventurers Club, Metropolitan Club, Forest Hills Country Club, Rotary (Service Above Self award 1972.

Vice president Rockford chapter 1983, president 1984), Rotary (vice president Rockford chapter 1983, president 1984, Service Above Self award 1972), American Legion (life), Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Tau.


Married Dixie Lou Anderson, January 31, 1951. Children– Craig Patrick, Ginger Lynn.

John Frank O'D.

Agnes Teresa (Flanagan) O'D.

Dixie Lou Anderson

Craig Patrick O'Donnell

Ginger Lynn O'Donnell