Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Former EAIA Leader William Ackroyd Dies

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Former EAIA Leader William Ackroyd Dies

Article excerpt

It is with deep regret that I report the death of William K. Ackroyd, of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, on this past February 20.

Bill joined the EAIA in August, 1965, following a career in the banking business. He was one of our most devoted members, giving generously of his time and services. He was a member of the Board of Directors for several terms, and a First Vice President, but was restrained from accepting the presidency of the association because of a serious physical disability and negative medical advice.

Perhaps Bill's greatest contribution was his ten years of making virtually all arrangements-site, housing, dining, meeting accommodations, local transportation -for the EAIA meetings, as well as arranging for a substantial part of the program events, working with the requirements of the host museum or institution as necessary. Inasmuch as during those ten years, both a spring and a fall meeting were held, this amounted to a huge investment of time and travel on Bill's part. …

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