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William John Mair

manufacturer executive

William John Mair, British manufacturer executive. Member American Ordnance Association, American Society Tool Engineers, St. Andrews Society, Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Background

Mair, William John was born on March 21, 1900 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Son of John and Isabella (Moir) Mair.

Education

Student in public schools, Fraserburgh, Scotland.

Career

Came to the United States, 1921, naturalized, 1927. Apprentice Cousol. Pneumatic Tool Company, Scotland, 1914-1921. Toolmaker R. G. Smith, Newark, 1927-1928, Diamond Tool Company, 1928-1929, United Tool & Die Company, 1929, International Business Machines Corporation Laboratory, New York City, 1929-1931, ’32, Intertype Corporation, Brooklyn, 1931-1932.

Manager model room International Business Machines Corporation, Endicott, New York, 1936-1941, manager tool room, 1941-1942, superintendent plant, Poughkeepsie, 1942-1947, works manager, 1947-1952, vice president, general manager since 1952. Board directors First Savings & Loan Association, Poughkeepsie, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Director Associate Industries New York State, Inc. Trustee and member of advisory board St. Francis Hospital, Salvation Army, Poughkeepsie.

Board counselors Children’s Home, Poughkeepsie.

Membership

Member American Ordnance Association, American Society Tool Engineers, St. Andrews Society, Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Connections

Married Margaret Stewart Watson, September 16, 1933.

father:
John Mair

mother:
Isabella (Moir) Mair

spouse:
Margaret Stewart Watson