Burden, William A. (4/8/1906-10/15/1984)

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  • Number of Terms: 4
  • Occupation: Aviation executive with Brown Brothers, Harriman and Co.; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; National Aviation Corporation; U.S. Weather Bureau; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; and served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Air.
  • Committees/Roles: Member, Executive Committee, 5/10/1972-10/15/21984. Served on National Air and Space Museum Advisory Board, strongly supported its founding and donated a significant collection of ballooning memorabilia. Member, Ad Hoc Investment Policy Committee, 1970-1971; Chair, Investment Policy Committee, 1972-1984.


  • Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale) 1906-
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Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1975 edition. Volume 2: "Directors and Executives." New York: Standard & Poor's Corp., 1975; New York Times Biographical Service. A compilation of current biographical information of general interest. Volume 15, Numbers 1-12; The Smithsonian Torch, no. 12 (new series), January 1966, p. 2.

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Regent Tenure: 07/02/1962-1984


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