William Francis Patterson Edit Profile
Commerce student University of Wisconsin, 1916-1920, summer school, 1927-1933.
1 son Clark C. (deceased). Assistant superintendent Milwaukee (Wisconsin) employment office, 1920-1923. Assistant state supervisor of apprenticeship State of Wisconsin, 1923-1925.
Manager industrial relations, Yates-American Machinery Company, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1925-1927. Director guidance and placement, Milwaukee Vocational School, 1927-1934. Instructor industrial history, production engineering, Evening Technology Engineering School, Milwaukee Vocational School, 1927-1930, head of school, 1930-1934.
Appointed by Secretary Labor to establish present Bureau of Apprenticeship, unites states department Labor, director bureau, 1934-1959. Special assistant to the secretary of department, since 1959. Executive secretary Federal commission on apprenticeship since 1934.
Studied apprenticeship in Europe, 1936, 48. Member President interdependent commission on mechanic training for aircraft industry, 1939. Ex-officio member Advisory Committee to Veterans Administrator.
Served in officers training school, United States Army, 1918. Member Milwaukee Young Men’s Christian Association employment committee 1928-1932. Member National Vocational Guidance Association (vice president, 1932, treasurer 1933-1934, Executive Committee occupational research division).
Club: Indian Spring Country (Silver Spring, Maryland.).
Married Cathrine Connor Cuthbert, July 23, 1924.