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William Ward Watkin,, American government official. Registered professional engineer, Pennsylvania, Delaware. Named Valedictorian Command and General Staff College, United States Army, 1954; decorated Distinguished Service medal, Bronze Star, Honor medal.


Watkin,, William Ward was born on October 27, 1919 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of William Ward and Annie Ray (Townsend) Watkin.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University.


Second in command. Lieutenant, United States Army Corps Engineers, 1942;advanced through grades to brigadier general, United States Army Corps Engineers, 1968;deputy chief staff, Vietnam, 1970-1971;assistant chief engineers, United States Army Corps Engineers, Washington, 1971-1972;executive director, Delaware River Port Authority, Camden, New Jersey, 1972-1981;board directors, Panama Canal Commission, Washington, since 1982. President Port Authority Transit Corporation, Camden, 1972-1981.


  • Registered professional engineer, Pennsylvania, Delaware.


Chairman Environmental Commission, Medford Lakes, New Jersey, 1978-1980. Board directors World Affairs Council, Philadelphia, 1973-1981. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of America Military Engineers (national vice president 1969-1970).

Member American Public Works Association, United States Committee on Large Dams, Racquet Club (Philadelphia and Brevard, North Carolina).


Married Carol Catherine Snyder, February 23, 1949. Children: William Ward III, Thomas Snyder, Andrew Townsend, John Koch.

William Ward Watkin,

Annie Ray (Townsend) Watkin,

Carol Catherine Snyder

William Ward III Watkin,

Thomas Snyder Watkin,

Andrew Townsend Watkin,

John Koch Watkin,