1 child, William Merritt III (Chip). Bachelor of Arts, Georgetown College, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Xavier University, 1964.
Store supervisor Monsanto-Moundlab, Miamisburg, Ohio, 1962-1967.
Manager materials Leland Airborne, Vandalio, Ohio, 1967. Plant manager Elano Corporation, Xenia, Ohio, 1967-1971.
Plant manager Koehring, Dayton, 1971-1973. Vice president, division manager Inland Motor, Radford, Virginia, 1973-1976.
Dean finance and administrative services Wytheville Community College, Virginia, since 1976.
President, Scott Memorial Parent-Teachers Association, Wytheville, 1979-1980. Chairman Wytheville Recreation Commission, 1981. Board directors Wythe County Selective Service Board, since 1982, chairman 1982-1993.
Active community information committee Industrial Development.
Dean finance; Officers (treasurer
Served with United States Army, 1960-1962. Club: Soiree (vice president 1985, president 1986). Lodge: Lions (vice president 1984-1985, president 1986-1987).
Married Rita Hurt, August 28, 1960. 1 child, William Merritt III (Chip).