Biography of William K. Ackerman
Wayne County, MI Biographies

ACKERMAN, William Kasimer, secretary Standard Motor Truck Co.; born, Flint, Mich., June 11, 1876; son William and Christiana (Riddle) Ackerman; educated public and high schools of Flint and Detroit, by private tutor, and International Correspond ence School, Scranton, Pa.; married Mayme Alice Anderson, of London, Out., Can., Sept 17, 1907; three children: William Robert (died 1908), Ellen May, Edna Evon. Began as draftsman and mechanic, at Flint, Mich. with Judge C. H. Wisner, and assisted in designing and building one of the first automo biles in Michigan; also completed two cars, one air and one water chassis, continuing four years; came to Detroit and was draftsman Cadillac Motor Co. two years; organized the Reliance Motor Truck Co., of which was superintendent and engineer four years, the company then being sold to the General Motors Co., of which was purchasing agent two years; purchasing agent and assistant manager Kelley Motor Truck Co., Springfield, O., one and one half years; returned to Detroit and organized the Standard Motor Truck Co., Aug. 1, 1912, of which has since been secretary. Republican. Methodist. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Society of Automobile Engineers. Club: Wolverine Automobile. Recreations: automobiling, fishing and hunting. Office: 973 Bellevue Ave. Realdeuce: 47 Buena Vista Ave. E.

The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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