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William P. Benton

AKA William Pettigrew Benton

Born: 4-Nov-1923
Birthplace: Laurinburg, NC
Died: 19-Feb-2009
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former VP at Ford

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1943-45)

Father: William P. Benton
Mother: Carlie Austin
Wife: Blanche Marilyn Lampke (m. 26-Jun-1948, four daughters)
Daughter: Barbara Benton
Daughter: Roxanne Darling
Daughter: Judy Dennis
Daughter: Nancy Lievois

    University: University of North Carolina

    Ogilvy & Mather Executive Director (1997-2002)
    Wells Rich Greene Vice Chairman (1986-97)
    Ford Motors Group VP, Ford Europe (1977-81)
    Ford Motors VP and GM, Ford (1975-77)
    Ford Motors VP and GM, Lincoln/Mercury (1973-75)
    Ford Motors VP Marketing (1971-73)
    Ford Motors (1947-71)
    Member of the Board of Allied Systems Holdings (1998-2007)
    Member of the Board of Sonic Automotive (1997-2009)
    Member of the Board of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (1995-)
    Detroit Economic Club
    Croix de Guerre
    Bronze Star

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