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us: Williams, Chuck, 1915-2015

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  • Variants

    • us: Williams, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1915-2015
    • us: Williams, Charles Edward, 1915-2015
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1915-10-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2015-12-05
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Jacksonville (Fla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Russian Hill (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Sonoma (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Williams-Sonoma
        • Affiliation Start: 1958
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Kitchen utensils
          (lcsh) Cooking
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Merchants
              (lcsh) Cooks
          • Sources

            • found: His The Williams Sonoma cookbook, c1986: CIP t.p. (Chuck Williams) data sheet (founder of Williams Sonoma, company supplying cooking equipment)
            • found: Biog. resource center, Apr. 30, 2007 (Charles E. Williams; also known as Chuck Williams; b. 1915, Fla.; founder of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; in 1956 he purchased a hardware store in Sonoma, Calif.; by 1958 it had become Williams-Sonoma; moved to San Francisco in 1958; incorporated in 1972; sold in 1978 but continued to serve as vice chairman until he became director emeritus in 2006)
            • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 27, 2010 (Chuck Williams; Charles E. (Chuck) Williams; b. Oct. 2, 1915, northern Florida; founder of the Williams-Sonoma company)
            • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Dec. 7, 2015 (in obituary published Dec. 5: Chuck Williams; b. Charles Edward Williams, Oct. 2, 1915, Jacksonville, Fla.; d. Saturday [Dec. 5, 2015], Russian Hill, San Francisco, aged 100; in 1956, opened a French cookware shop in Sonoma, Calif.; moved to San Francisco in 1958 and opened Williams-Sonoma; it became a retail home furnishings and mail-order giant; Williams sold the company in 1978 but remained its public face; author of more than 200 cookbooks)
          • Editorial Notes

            • [Formerly on undifferentiated name record n 85120325]
          • Change Notes

            • 2007-04-30: new
            • 2015-12-07: revised
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