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William Persons Gwinn

aircraft executive.

William Persons Gwinn, American aircraft executive. member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport.; Member Aerospace Industries Association (governor).

Background

Gwinn, William Persons was born on September 22, 1907 in New York City. Son of Frederick W. and Clare (Persons) Gwinn.

Education

Student Gunnery Preparatory School, Washington, Connecticut, 1923-1925. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1956. Honorary Doctor of Science, Trinity College, 1961.

Career

; children—William Clark, Linda Clare, Michael. Married second, Mary Berry Devoe, 1958 (deceased 1969). Married 3d, Rachel Coleman Witman, 1970.

Joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft div. United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1927, engineer, 1929-1934, West Coast representative, Los Angeles, 1934-1939, assistant sales manager, 1939-1942, assistant general manager, 1942, acting general manager, 1943, general manager 1944-1956, vice president United Aircraft Corporation, 1946-1956, president, director, chief administrative officer, 1956-1967, chairman, chief Executive officer, director company and various subsidiaries 1968-1972. Director The F & M Schaefer Corporation, Shell Oil Corporation, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, National chairman United States Industrial Payroll Savings Committee, 1968.

Member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport.

Membership

Member defense industry advisory council Department Defense Trustee Trinity College (life), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Connecticut, Marine History Association, Mystic Seaport. Member Aerospace Industries Association (governor). Clubs: Hartford Golf.

Connections

Married Joyce Clark, November 29, 1934 (deceased.; married second, Mary Berry Devoe, 1958 (deceased.; married 3d, Rachel Coleman Witman, 1970.

Children: William Clark, Linda Clare, Michael.

father:
Frederick W. Gwinn

mother:
Clare (Persons) Gwinn

spouses:
Joyce Clark

Mary Berry Devoe

Rachel Coleman Witman

children:
William Clark Gwinn

Linda Clare Gwinn

Michael Gwinn