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Insurance executive

William Harold Van Leeuwen, American insurance executive. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Chartered Life Underwriter. Named Company Person of Year, Professional Insurance Agents California and Nevada, 1985.


Leeuwen, William Harold Van was born on July 4, 1923 in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Harold and Virginia Marie (Charles) VanLeeuwen.


Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1947. Bachelor of Laws, University Illinois, 1948.


Resident vice president Sentry Insurance, 1948-1965. Assistant vice president Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company & American Motorists Insurance Company, Chicago, 1965-1967, Second vice president, 1967-1971, vice president, 1971-1973. Chairman board directors, chief executive officer Kemper Investors Life Insurance, Los Angeles, 1972-1976.

President, chief executive officer National Automobile and Casualty Insurance Company, Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, from 1972. President Pacific Insurance and Surety Conference.


  • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Chartered Life Underwriter.


Chairman board directors Insurance Council of California for City of Hope, Los Angeles, 1986. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1946. Member American Society Property and Casualty Underwriters Inc., American College Life Underwriters, Association California Insurance Company (board directors 1986), Pacific Insurance and Surety Conference (vice president 1986).

Clubs: Jonathan (Los Angeles). Annandale Golf (Pasadena).


Married Lois Bolle, August 18, 1948. Children: Barbara Mullaney, Thomas M.

William Harold VanLeeuwen

Virginia Marie (Charles) VanLeeuwen

Lois Bolle

Barbara Mullaney Leeuwen

Thomas M. Leeuwen