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William Maxwell Scranton

consultant , manufacturing company executive

William Maxwell Scranton, American manufacturing company executive, consultant.


Scranton, William Maxwell was born on March 1, 1921 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Dorothy (Bessell) Scranton.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, 1942. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1948.


With Pratt & Whitney Aircraft division United Aircraft Crop., East Hartford, Connecticut, 1942-1946, 48-50, MPB Corporation, Keene, New Hampshire, 1950-1977, executive vice president, 1953-1962, president, 1962-1977, director, 1959-1976. President, director Beede Electrical Instrument Company Inc., 1977-1982. Consultant, since 1983.

Member advisory board Kearsarge Ventures, LP, Manchester, New Hampshire. Director Summa Four, Inc.


Married Andrea Orne Abbott, September 24, 1949 (deceased October 1991). Children: John Selden and Nancy Orne (Mistress Don J. Sporborg) (twins), James Maxwell, Sarah Abbott.