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William Oliver Bourke

metal company executive

William Oliver Bourke was American metal company executive. 1st lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948.

Background

Bourke, William Oliver was born on April 12, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Emmett and Mable Elizabeth (D'Arcy) Bourke.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1945. Bachelor of Science in Commerce, DePaul University, 1951.

Career

With Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1956-1960, national distribution manager, 1960-1964. General sales manager Ford Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1964-1967. Assistant managing director Ford Australia, Melbourne, 1967-1970, manager director, 1970-1971.

President Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa, Inc., 1971-1972, Ford Asia-Pacific, Inc., Melbourne, 1972-1973, Europe, Inc., 1973-1975, chairman board, 1975-1980. Executive vice president Ford North America Automotive Operations, Dearborn, 1980-1981, also board directors. Executive vice president Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1981-1983, president, chief operating officer, 1983-1986, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1986-1988, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1992.

Membership

1st lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Philbey, September 4, 1970. Children: Judith A., Andrew E., Edward A.