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William Joseph German

business executive

William Joseph German, business executive. member of advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust County, New York; member of the Board of Governors Joint Defense Appeal.; Member Society Motion Picture Engineers, Society Cinematographers, Museum Modern Art, Museum Natural History, St. Vincent’s Hospital Society, Salvation Army Society, (all New York City).

Background

German, William Joseph was born on December 29, 1888 in Port Hope, Canada. Son of Henry and Bridget (Normile) German.

Education

Educated several schools part time basis, 1906-1914.

Career

Secretary Port Hope Brewing and Malting Company, 1905-1906. With Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1906, timekeeper, inventory chief clerk, accountant and manager planning and distribution to 1921. General manager three allied corporations, New York City, G.M. laboratories Inc., Sen Jacq Film Printing Corporation, Paragon Films Company, 1921-1923.

Organized, became vice-president and general manager J. E. Brulatour, Inc., Fort Lee, New Jersey and Hollywood, California, 1924, sole distbrs. in the United States raw motion picture films manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company. President 1946, president of the board directors, 1946-1952, at which time purchased and reorganized J. E. Brulatour, Inc., now W. J. German, Inc. (Delaware) (California), distbrs.

Eastman professional motion picture films, president and director both corporations. Member of advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust County, New York. Director Seaboard Associates, Inc., New York, Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, Saranac Lake, New York, Variety Tent 35, New York.

Member of the Board of Governors Joint Defense Appeal.

Membership

Member of advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust County, New York. Member of the Board of Governors Joint Defense Appeal. Member Society Motion Picture Engineers, Society Cinematographers, Museum Modern Art, Museum Natural History, St. Vincent’s Hospital Society, Salvation Army Society, (all New York City).

Clubs: Lotus, Metropolitan, Explorers (New York City).

Connections

Married Estelle Elizabeth Wehnert, September 8, 1914. Children: Frederick A., Arthur William.

father:
Henry German

mother:
Bridget (Normile) German

spouse:
Estelle Elizabeth Wehnert

children:
Frederick A. German

Arthur William German