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ambassador , Manufacturing executive

William Robert Timken,, American former ambassador, retired manufacturing executive. Named Ohio Business Statesman of Year, Chevalier French Legion of Honor, Honorary Citizen, Colmar, France; recipient Henry Laurence Gantt medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003, Woodrow Wilson award, Corporation Citizenship, Adam Smith award, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Ohio Governors award.


Timken,, William Robert was born in 1938 in Canton, OH.


Bachelor, Stanford University, California, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1962.


With Timken Company (formerly The Timken Roller Bearing Company), Canton, Ohio, 1962—2005, assistant vice president sales, 1964-1965, director corporation development, 1965-1968, vice president, 1968-1973, vice-chairman board, chairman finance committee, 1973-1975, chairman board, chairman finance committee, 1975—2003, non-executive chairman, 2004—2005. Chairman Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Washington, 2003—2005. United States ambassador to Germany United States Department State, Berlin, 2005—2008.


Married Sue Timken; 6 children.

Sue Timken