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consultant , Marine engineer , Naval architect

William Mac Nicholson, American naval architect, marine engineer, consultant. Decorated Legion of Merit. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (section chairman Northeast 1964-1965), Society Naval Engineers (council 1966-1968), Marine Technology Society (section chairman 1974-1975), New York Yacht Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Nicholson, William Mac was born on June 15, 1918 in Napa, California, United States. Son of William John and Hazel (McIlmoil) Nicholson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1941. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1941, advanced through grades to captain, 1960. Retired, 1971; design superintendent Boston Shipyard, 1951-1952. Project officer minesweeping, hydrofoils Bureau of Ships, Washington, 1955-1959.

Comptroller Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, 1959-1962. Professor naval construction Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1962-1965. Director ship design division Bureau of Ships, Washington, 1965-1966.

Program manager deep submergence Chief of Naval Material, 1966-1971. Associate director National Ocean Survey, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 1971-1981. Retired, 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Chairman United States-Japan panel on marine facilities under United States-Japan Natural Resource Agreement., 1972-1981. Vice-chairman marine board Academy Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1984-1985.

      President, 1983, chairman, board directors, 1984, Sea-Space Symposium.

Membership

Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (section chairman Northeast 1964-1965), Society Naval Engineers (council 1966-1968), Marine Technology Society (section chairman 1974-1975), New York Yacht Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

Married Lynda Bishop, February 10, 1947 (divorced August 1959). Children: Lynda Joanne, Samuel Bishop. Married Leslie Marie Earle-Thomas, April 1, 1964.

Children: Richard Thomas, Glenn Thomas, Ronald Thomas.

father:
William John Nicholson

mother:
Hazel (McIlmoil) Nicholson

spouse:
Lynda Bishop

spouse:
Leslie Marie Earle-Thomas

child:
Lynda Joanne Nicholson

child:
Samuel Bishop Nicholson

child:
Richard Thomas Nicholson

child:
Glenn Thomas Nicholson

child:
Ronald Thomas Nicholson