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  • Biography

    F. W. Ayers (Fred) (1884-1966)

    Background 

    Ayers, Fred Wesley was born on November 13, 1884 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Frank Marion and Annie Elizabeth (Perry) Ayers.






    Education 

    Mechanical Engineering, Scranton (Pennsylvania) Corresponding School, 1910.
















    Career




    Junior executive, plant manager, works manager Éleuthère Irénée duPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1911-1921. Vice president Klaxon Horn Company division General Motors Corporation, Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, 1922-1926, works manager Pontiac Motor Car Company, 1926-1928. Management engineer Auto Car Company, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1929-1930.

    Construction engineering layout, tooling for automobile plant Brandt & Associate, Moscow, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1931-1932. Management, construction engineering budgetary control, cost systems, Birmingham, England, managing director Daimler Motor Car Company, Coventry, England, director Benton & Stone, Ltd., Birmingham, Chairman of the Board, director Samuel Booth & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham, 1932-1939. Senior vice president, general manager Hughes Tool Company, Houston, since 1943, also director.

    Director Trans World Airlines, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, National Bank Commerce, Houston.







    Membership



    Mason.; Clubs: Petroleum, River Oaks Country, Houston, Country (Houston).












    Connections


    Married Carrie Lee Haughey, August 4, 1902.; married second, Christian Garrett Ryan, April. Children: Julian Hilsee, Edyth Carolyn (Mistress Rexford S. Ehlers).