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American Bureau

Of Shipping Elects

Johnston President

William N. Johnston was elect- ed president of the American Bu- reau Shipping at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York

City on September 20, Robert T.

Young, chairman and president, announced. Mr. Young, who will remain chairman of the board of

ABS, said that Mr. Johnston will assume his duties as president on

November 1.

Mr. Johnston will become the 12th president of the interna- tional ship classification society in its 115-year history. He joined

ABS in 1951, and served as a Sur- veyor for seven years in Europe, and eight years in the United

States before being appointed

Principal Surveyor for New Or- leans. In 1968, he was appointed

Principal Surveyor for Western

Europe, headquartered in Lon- don, England. He returned to the

United States in 1972, when he was appointed assistant to the chairman. Mr. Johnston was elected a vice president in 1974, and senior vice president in 1976.

A native of Mobile, Ala., Mr.

Johnston graduated from the

Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology with a Bachelor of Science



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William N. Johnston

Mr. Johnston is a member of

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Appoints Ogden

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The appointment of Edward G.

Ogden as chief engineer has been announced by Bernard Delannoy, executive vice president of De-

Long Corporation, 29 Broadway,

New York, N.Y. 10006.

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Mr. Ogden has had a long and distinguished engineering career.

A 1955 graduate of the U.S. Na- val Academy, he also holds an

M.S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, and En- gineer's degree in naval engineer- ing, both from the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology. His ca- reer includes 16 years of engi- neering design and management in a variety of positions, includ- ing Assistant Technical Director,

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Mr. Ogden was associate profes- sor and head, department of ma- rine engineering at Moody College of the Texas A&M University.

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