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consultant , Publishing company executive

William Morse Oman, American consultant, former publishing company executive. Decorated Commendation ribbon with combat V.


Oman, William Morse was born on December 30, 1911 in New York City. Son of Joseph Wallace and Virginia Center (Morse) Oman.


AB, Princeton University, 1934.


College representative Oxford University Press, New York City, 1934-1937. Assistant manager college department, 1937-1941. Manager, editor college department Oxford University Press, 1941-1948, vice president, 1948, vice president, editor-in-chief, 1949-1955, vice president charge educational departments, 1955-1957.

Vice president, director Dodd, Mead, 1957-1975. Member advisory council department English Princeton University, 1948-1960. Director Franklin Book Programs, Inc., 1962-1967, treasurer, 1963-1964.

Publications consultant, trustee Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, Inc., Plymouth, Vermont, since 1986. Chairman College Publications Group, 1947-1948.


Trustee Pomfret (Vermont) Library, 1978-1987, treasurer, 1981-1983, chairman, 1983-1987. Member Pomfret School Board, 1980-1983, Woodstock (Vermont) Union High School Board, 1981-1984. Vice chairman Woodstock (Vermont) Union High School Board, 1982-1983.

Served as Second lieutenant Field Artillery O.R.C., 1934-1942. Commissioned lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942. Advanced through grades to lieutenant Commander assistant convoy officer New York Port Director, 1942-1944.

Convoy and routing officer Okinawa Invasion, 1945. Admiral Nimitz staff, 1945. Retired, 1971.


Married Janet Lyle McMaster, March 21, 1942 (divorced July 1966). Children: Charles, William Morse, Virginia. Married Janet Waters Weisman, June 14, 1968.

Joseph Wallace Oman

Virginia Center (Morse) Oman

Janet Lyle McMaster

Janet Waters Weisman

Charles Oman

William Morse Oman

Virginia Oman