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accountant , Lawyer

Winfield Watson Major, American accountant, lawyer. Certified Public Accountants. Named Kentucky colonel.


Major, Winfield Watson was born on May 14, 1925 in Slaughters, Kentucky, United States. Son of Carl King and Frances (Smith) Major.


Bachelor of Science, Western Kentucky University, 1949.


Managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, Rochester, New York, 1963-1978;Managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1952;Managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, Shelbyville, 1953;Managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, Rochester, 1959;Managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1978;managing partner, Ernst & Whinney, 1979-1985;retired, 1985. Member of New York State Board Public Accountancy, 1966-1976, chairman, 1975-1976.


  • Certified Public Accountants.


Trustee Colgate Rochester Division School, chairman, 1978. Board directors, president Spirit Square, 1983-1984. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Rochester Chamber of Commerce (trustee 1968-1974), New York Society of Certified Public Accountants (director 1973-1975, president Rochester chapter 1966-1967), North Carolina Association Certified Public Accountants (president Charlotte chapter 1981-1982), Charlotte C. of Chamber (board directors 1983-1985, treasurer 1985) Clubs: Quail Hollow Country, Charlotte City, Charlotte Country.


Married Margaret Wells, May 18, 1946. 1 son, Winfield Watson.

Carl King Major

Frances (Smith) Major

Margaret Wells