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Banker , educator

William Lawrence Bitner, III, American banker, educator.


III, William Lawrence Bitner, was born on December 25, 1930 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Lawrence, Junior and Anna (Horstick) B.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Pennsylvania State University, Bloomsburg. Master of Arts, Rutgers University. Doctor of Philosophy in Administration, New York University.


Teacher Scotch Plains High School, New Jersey, 1956-1957. Assistant superintendent schools Scotch Plains School District, 1958-1961, Plainview School District, New York, 1961-1963. Superintendent schools Glen Falls School District, 1963-1972.

Associate commissioner education New York State Education Department, Albany, 1972-1976. Senior vice president 1st National Bank Glen Falls, 1976, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1977-1993, Evergreen Bancorp, Inc., 1980-1993. Retired, 1993

President Associate for Advancement of International Education, Department State, 1971-1973.

Board directors Sandy Hill Corporation, Hudson Falls, New York, North America Medical Instrument Corporation.


President, chairman board trustees, board directors Glens Falls Family Young Men’s Christian Association, 1984-1985. Board trustees Hyde Collections, Glens Falls, 1963-1988, chairman board, 1985-1988. Trustee Albany Medical College, 1977-1985.

Board directors Glens Falls Hospital, since 1988, Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization, Inc., Burlington, Vermont, since 1988. Chairman Community Lending Corporation New York, 1991-1992. President-elect New York State Council of School Superintendents, 1971-1972.

Director New York State Health Care Trustees, since 1998. Member New York State Council School District Administrators (honorary life), New York State Bankers Association (president 1989-1990), Indiana Bankers Association New York State (president 1984-1985, Distinguished Service award 1991), East Lake Woodland Country Club, Glens Falls Country Club, University Club (New York City).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, squash.


Married Wylla Mae Bowman, June 9, 1956. Children: Lizabeth Anne, Lynne Ellen Bitner Ackner.

William Lawrence B.

Anna (Horstick) B.

Wylla Mae Bowman

Lynne Ellen Bitner Ackner III

Lizabeth Anne III