Former EAIA Leader William Ackroyd Dies

By Kebabian, Paul | The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc., September/October 2001 | Go to article overview

Former EAIA Leader William Ackroyd Dies


Kebabian, Paul, The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.


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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