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entrepreneur , futurist , inventor , Lawyer

William Leonard Renfro, American futurist, lawyer, inventor, entrepreneur. Achievements include patents in field. Named Alumni of 2003, Rensselaer Alumni Association.


Renfro, William Leonard was born on September 9, 1945 in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. Son of Ernest Leonard and Oine Warren (McAdams) Renfro.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1967. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1972. Postgraduate, Yale University, 1968.

Juris Doctor, University Connecticut, 1972.


Physicist Compustion Engineering, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 1968-1969. Private practice law, Hartford, 1973-1974. Senior research associate The Futures Group, Glastonbury, 1973-1976.

Analyst futures research Congressional Research Service, United States Congress, Washington, 1976-1980. President Policy Analysis Company, Inc., since 1980. Visiting fellow Arkansas Institute.

Guest lecturer Georgetown University, Brookings Institute, National War College. Adjunct professor George Washington University, Industrial College Armed Forces National Defense University. Member national foresight network United States Congress.


  • Achievements include patents in field.



Member long range planning committee United Way. Trustee World Technology Foundation, American Friends of Romania, since 2002. Licensed pastoral visiting lay eucharistic minister Washington Diocese.

Atlantic Coun, since 2004. Member of American Bar Association, World Technology Foundation (president since 1992), National Republican Lawyers Association, Washington Choral Ensemble (trustee 2004-2006), Russian American Student Exchange (chairman, founder), Georgetown History Structures Preservation Society (co-founder), People to People International, Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, International Public Relations Association, Association Former Intelligence Officers, World Futures Society, Issues Management Association (board directors 1981-1998, vice president 1986-1988, president 1988-1996), Public Relations Society of America, Women Impacting Public Policy (charter), Federalist Society, St. Andrews Society, English Speaking Union (trustee, vice president international programs Washington branch), Clan Hamilton Society, Women's National Democratic Club.


Ernest Leonard Renfro

Oine Warren (McAdams) Renfro