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William Raymond Sowell, American entrepreneur. Recipient Menta Martin award, Institute Aeronautical Sciences, Los Angeles, 1952. With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947, PTO, China. Member National Contract Management Association (board directors 1987-1988).

Background

Sowell, William Raymond was born on March 11, 1928 in Maud, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Thomas Sowell and Blanche Hardaway.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1950. Bachelor of Science in Aerospace/Agricultural/Architectural/Aeronautical Engineering, California Aero Technology Institute, Glendale, 1952. Master Engineering, University Southern California, 1958.

Master Ocean Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966.

Career

Program manager Rockwell International, Los Angeles, 1952-1970. Vice president Ocean Environments, Inc., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1970-1973. Vice president, director Royal Industries, Thompson Division, Carson, California, 1973-1975.

Consultant Intercontinental Management, Inc., Torrance, 1976-1979. General manager National Engineering Services and Marketing, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1980-1984. Director contracts Murdock, Inc., Compton, California, 1984-1989.

Chairman Soule International, Palos Verdes Estates, from 1989. President The World of Nicholas and Ashlee, from 1989, Professional Image, from 1989, The Third Dimension International, from 1989.

Achievements

  • Avocations: scuba, photography/video, foreign travel, archaeology.

Works

Membership

With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947, PTO, China. Member National Contract Management Association (board directors 1987-1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba, photography/video, foreign travel, archaeology.

Connections

Married Helen LaDawn Hilton, December 24, 1950. 1 child, William Hilton.

father:
William Thomas Sowell

mother:
Blanche Hardaway

spouse:
Helen LaDawn Hilton

child:
William Hilton Sowell