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William Fredin Swanson,, American lawyer.


Swanson,, William Fredin was born on September 10, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Fredin and Anna Ida (Moore) Swanson.


Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1950. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1953.


Associate Moorhead & Knox, Pittsburgh, 1953-1958. Assistant counsel Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Industries, 1959-1967. Assistant general counsel Rockwell-Standard Corporation, 1967.

Assistant general counsel commercial products group North America Rockwell Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1967-1968. General counsel commercial products group North America Rockwell Corporation (merger Rockwell-Standard Corporation and North America Aviation Inc., name changed to Rockwell International Corporation 1973), 1968-1971, staff vice president, associate general counsel, 1971-1982, secretary, 1975-1984, vice president, secretary, associate general counsel, 1982-1984. Counsel Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, since 1985.


Vice president University Pittsburgh Alumni Council General Alumni Association, 1966-1968. Group chairman Annual Giving Fund, since 1978, board directors, since 1981. Member Wilkins Township and Churchill Area School District Building Authorities, 1980-1986.

Trustee Athalia Daly Home, 1974-1980. Board directors Fairfield Communities Inc., since 1988, Forbes Health System, 1982-1985, Forbes Healthmark, since 1985, Meritcare, since 1986. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947.

Member Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, American bar associations, American Society Corporation Secretaries (president Pittsburgh regional group 1981-1982), Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation (legal advisory council), Delta Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Sigma Rho. Clubs: Mason, Duquesne, Edgewood, Landings (Savannah, Georgia).


Married Marjorie Beatrice Davis, August 13, 1955. Children– Karen Beth, William Fredin III, Susan Davis, Lauren Lynn.