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business educator , electrical company executive

William Fosdick Morrison, business educator, retired electrical company executive. Named Man of the Year Midwest Lacrosse Coaches Association, 1983, recipient Service award United States Lacrosse Association, 1982.


Morrison, William Fosdick was born on March 14, 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Robert Louis and Helen Fosdick (Mulroney) Morrison.


Bachelor in Economics, Trinity College, 1957.


Manager purchasing department, Westinghouse Electric Company, Lima, Ohio., 1960-1968;manager manufacturing, Westinghouse Electric Company, Upper Sandusky, Ohio., 1969;general manager, Westinghouse Electric Company, Gurabo, P.R., 1970-1971;manager training, Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, 1972-1984;program manager, Westinghouse Electric Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1984-1989;procurement project director, Westinghouse Electric Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1990-1994;professor, San Jose State University, California, since 1993;professor, Golden Gate U., San Francisco, since 1995;lead negotiator, Advanced Micro Devices, Santa Clara, California, 1995-1997;professor, University of California, Berkeley, since 1996;professor, Menlo College, since 1998. Negotiation consultant and trainer, since 1969. Lead negotiator ReSound Corporation, since 1998.


Board directors Valley Institute of the Theatre Arts, Saratoga, California, 1986-1990, Manhattan Playhouse, 1989-1994. Chairman Sensory Access Foundation Golf Tournament, 1995-1996. Director protocol office World Cup United States of America, 1994.

Served to captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1958-1964. Member of National Association Purchasing Management (president Lima chapter 1966-1967, director national affairs 1967-1968, district treasurer 1968-1970), The Propeller Club (secretary, San Francisco port since 2002), Circumnaviagators Club (founder, president San Francisco chapter since 2001), Sunnyvale Golf Association (vice-chairman 1985, chairman 1986, handicap scorer 1992-1993, chairman 1993), Elks.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf. E-mail: wfmorrison@earthlink.net.


Married E. Drake Miller, December 14, 1957 (divorced September 1972). Children: Donna Drake, Deanne Fosdick, William Fosdick. Married Carol Ann Stover, November 20, 1972.

Robert Louis Morrison

Helen Fosdick (Mulroney) Morrison

E. Drake Miller

Carol Ann Stover

Donna Drake Morrison

Deanne Fosdick Morrison

William Fosdick Morrison