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William Erton Mckell

insurance executive

William Erton Mckell, American insurance executive. Served as; Member St. Andrew’s Society of New New York; Mason.


Mckell, William Erton was born on September 30, 1887 in Spanish Fork, Utah, United States. Son of William B. and Marelda (Andrus) Mckell.


Graduate school commerce U. at Provo, Utah, 1909.


Began with Salt Lake City branch of America Surety Company, 1909, branch manager at Salt Lake City, 1912-1926, translations Home Office as vice president, 1926, 1st vice president, 1945, president, since 1955. Vice president, New York Casualty Company, 1929, executive vice president, 1930, 1st vice president, 1931, president, 1932-1951 (New York Casualty Company then merged with American Surety Company). Vice-president, director Amsuco Securities Company.

New York City; 1st vice-president, director American Surety Fire Insurance Company, 1945-1955, president, director, 1955-1960, chairman, since 1960. President, director The American Life Insurance Company New York, 1956-1960, chairman, since 1960. Director Canadian Surety Company (Toronto), Compania Mexicana de Garanties, S.A. (Mexico City).

Past president Association Casualty & Surety Companies, director United States Chamber of Commerce. Trustee American Surety Company of New York.


Served as; Member St. Andrew’s Society of New New York. Mason.; Clubs: Bankers, Downtown Athletic (New York City).


Married Hazel Bown, June 19, 1913.

William B. Mckell

Marelda (Andrus) Mckell

Hazel Bown