Truman D. Williamson, Sr.

Truman Williamson


Truman D. Williamson, Sr.

BS ’09, MSEE ‘28

Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

T.D. Williamson, Inc.


Shortly after graduation, Mr. Williamson was a member of a party charged with surveying the White River from Fayetteville to Batesville to locate possible sites for hydroelectric dams.  Beaver, Bull Shoals and Norfolk Dams are now located on sites this party selected.  After joining General Electric Company in 1910, he assisted in the design of the control boards for the locks of the Panama Canal.

After leaving GE in 1920, Mr. Williamson designed the electrical system for the first fully-automated, remotely-controlled pipeline pump station used in oil well drilling.