In Memory Of
William Pugh
United States of America / Seat 21D
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William Pugh
Businessman
February 29, 1932 - December 21, 1988 (Age: 56)

William (Bill) Pugh, of Margate, New Jersey, was an international business and financial consultant. He was born in Philadelphia and was a 1950 graduate of the Episcopal Academy; Wesleyan University, in 1954; and Harvard Business School in 1959. He served for three years as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. He worked for the General Electric Corporation from 1959 to 1961; Cresap, McCormich and Page from 1962 to 1972; and, at the time of his death, was president of Profit Sources, Inc. He worked for the Eagles of the Republican Party in the 1984 Presidential campaign. He was a member of the Yale Club and the Army and Navy Club. A sister, Charlotte Ellithorp, and a brother, Richard Pugh, survive him. A memorial service was held at The Church Center for the United Nations in New York, New York, six days after his death.

Bill's sister, Charlotte, elaborates, "The facts about William Pugh Jr. are listed and are important, but who was William Pugh Jr.? Bill was my brother. I remember him as a gentle, kind, and considerate person. In high school and college he was well rounded in academics, sports, and school activities. As he matured he continued to have a childlike enthusiasm with subtle witticisms. Family and friends were a priority. He was a popular and thoughtful uncle. He attracted friends in school, at the university, in the Navy, in business school, and in business worldwide. From the Wesleyan University Yearbook (1954) I quote, 'By persevering ye shall see the fruits.' In all phases of life, Bill was persistent. He was a capable and successful businessman, delighting in challenging roles." Charlotte continues, "Bill is especially remembered as a warm and friendly person. He was a special person in my life!"

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