Stephenson, William

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Name
Stephenson, William Gender: M
Stanger, William Samuel Clouston
born on 23 January 1897
Place Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN), 49n53, 97w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Conflicting dates, AAX/AX sources
Rodden Rating DX
Collector: Rodden
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William Stephenson

Biography

Canadian-born millionaire industrialist whose adventures as British WW II chief of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere were chronicled in the 1979 bestseller, "A Man Called Intrepid." An inventor and financier, he was given the code name Intrepid by Winston Churchill, for whom he acted as liaison with Roosevelt.

He was born to William Hunter Stanger and Sarah Gudfinna (b. Johnston) on Point Douglas in Winnipeg. His father died when William was one year old. Mr. and Mrs. Vigfus Stephenson, who also lived on Point Douglas, adopted the boy and he was given the family name.

A top fighter pilot in WW I, he was gas poisoned in France. Going into the manufacturer of radios, phonographs, automobiles and airplanes, he made his first million by the time he was 30. During the late '30s, he began to gather information in German to aid the Allies and in the '40s, became British Security Coordinator. Sir William died at 93, on 1/31/1989.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Social : Great Publicity 1979 (Book released about him)

Source Notes

Most sources and the Province of Manitoba birth registry (registration number 1897-004614) give 23 January 1897 as date of birth. Alternative birth data to be found on the web January 11, 1896.

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (Industrialist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Liaison)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Chief of Intelligence, security coordinator)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Fighter pilot, WW II)