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shipping bureau executive , Marine engineer

William Norville Johnston, American Marine engineer, shipping bureau executive. Served with C.E. United States Army, 1943-1946. Fellow Royal Institution Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Maritime Association of Port of New York, American Welding Society, American Merchant Marine library association.

Background

Johnston, William Norville was born on July 11, 1922 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of William Norville and Catherine Mary (Murray) Johnston.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 1947. Bachelor of Science in Naval Architect and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950.

Career

Engineer, Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, 1957;engineer, Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, 1947-1948;hull surveyor, United Fruit Company, New Orleans, 1950-1951;from surveyor to area principal surveyor, American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1951-1972;assistant to chairman, American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1974-1976;vice president, American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1976-1977;senior vice president, American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1977-1979;president, chairman, American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1979-1987. Chairman ABS Worldwide Technology Services, ABS Computers Inc., ABS Group of Companies Inc., ABS Properties Inc., Exam Company, Abstech Associations Inc. Trustee Webb Institute Naval Architecture.

Membership

Served with C.E. United States Army, 1943-1946. Fellow Royal Institution Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Maritime Association of Port of New York, American Welding Society, American Merchant Marine Library Association Clubs: Union League (New York City), India House (New York City), New York Yacht (New York City), Whitehall Lunch (New York City).

Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Kathryn Pauline Solberg, June 14, 1952. Children: Kathryn Mary Johnston, William Norville, Stephen Gregory, Paul Brady.

father:
William Norville Johnston

mother:
Catherine Mary (Murray) Johnston

spouse:
Kathryn Pauline Solberg

child:
Kathryn Mary Johnston

child:
William Norville Johnston

child:
Stephen Gregory Johnston

child:
Paul Brady Johnston