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Charles Wilmot Williams ’38

Published in Sept. 13, 2000, issue

Chuck died on May 28 of lung disease complications in Southfield, Mich.

At Princeton, he majored and graduated with highest honors in mechanical engineering. He was business manager of Theatre Intime during junior year and of the Triangle Club during senior year, and was a member of Charter Club.

After earning his master's in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute in 1940, he worked for the Chrysler Corp. until 1961, ending as director of manufacturing operations. While at Chrysler, he was in charge of the Redstone and Jupiter missile systems, which were among the first American systems launched into space.

From 1961-82 Chuck worked at the Federal-Mogul Corp. as a director and manager.

Active in his community, Chuck coached Little League baseball and was past pres. of the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Helen, his two sons, James W. and Robert C., two grandsons, and two great-grandsons, to all of whom the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1938

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