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William Tolson Kelly

manufacturing executive

William Tolson Kelly, American manufacturing executive. member of Midtown advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company; member New York advisory board Liberty Insurance Company; Member American Iron and Steel Institute, Berzelius Society, Torch Honor Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, Episcopalian.

Background

Kelly, William Tolson was born on June 5, 1907 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of William Tolson and Helen Rhodes (Prince) Kelly.

Education

Graduate Phillips Academy, 1924. Bachelor of Science, Yale, 1928.

Career

Brake Shoe Company (name changed to Abex Corporation), since 1928, assistant to the general purchasing agent, 1933-1940, general purchasing agent, 1940-1944, executive vice president Kellog division, 1944-1945, president division, 1945-1958, president engineered castings division, 1946-1948, executive vice president American Brakeblok division, 1947-1950, president 1950-1953, president Sintermet division, 1954-1955, vice president of corporation, New York City, 1946-1964, first vice president, 1964-1966, president, chief operating officer, 1966-1969, chairman, chief executive officer, 1969-1974, member board directors, 1955-1974. Member of Midtown advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company. Member New York advisory board Liberty Insurance Company.

Director Abex Industries Canada, Ltd., Chairman industry advising committee Iron and Steel Scrap Industry OPA, also member of advisory coms. Ferrous Foundry and Iron and Steel Scrap, War Production Board, World World War World War II.

Membership

Member of Midtown advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company. Member New York advisory board Liberty Insurance Company. Member American Iron and Steel Institute, Berzelius Society, Torch Honor Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, Episcopalian.

Clubs: Yale, Sky (New York City).

Connections

Married Mary Kelly Vizard, September 17, 1929. Children: William Tolson III, J. Douglas, Eugene V. With American.

father:
William Tolson Kelly

mother:
Helen Rhodes (Prince) Kelly

spouse:
Mary Kelly Vizard

children:
William Tolson III Kelly

J. Douglas Kelly

Eugene V. With Am Kelly