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William Pigott

Born: 27-Jun-1860
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 19-Jul-1929
Location of death: Seattle, WA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pacific Car & Foundry

William Pigott worked as a steel salesman, then managed mills in the towns of Trinidad and Pueblo, Colorado, before coming to Seattle in 1895, where he worked at a local foundry. In 1903 he opened the Seattle Steel Company, a blast furnace and mill, and the following year he established a second company, Seattle Car Manufacturing, which built horse-drawn logging dollies and clasps to hold the logs on the dolly beds. The company, which soon began building railroad rolling stock and motor trucks, became Pacific Car & Foundry, and is now known as PACCAR. Pigott sold the firm and retired in 1924, and died five years later, but his sons bought the company back in 1934. PACCAR now manufactures trucks under the DAF, Leyland, Kenworth, and Peterbilt nameplates.

Father: Michael Pigott
Mother: Anna Byrne Pigott
Wife: Ada Clingan Pigott (m. 1894, two sons)
Son: William Pigott, Jr. (PACCAR executive, b. 1895, d. 1947)
Son: Paul Pigott (PACCAR executive, b. 1900, d. 1961 brain cancer)

    Administrator: Benefactor, Seattle University

    PACCAR Founder & President (1905-24)
    Seattle Steel Company Founder & President (1903-24)
    Member of the Board of Washington Trust Bank (1906-24)
    Alaska-Pacific-Yukon Exhibition Trustee
    Washington State Official Board of Education, Seattle (1908-14, as President, 1914-24)
    Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
    National Geographic Society
    Order of St. Gregory 192
    Heart Attack 12-Jul-1929
    Heart Attack 19-Jul-1929 (fatal)2
    Irish Ancestry


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