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1952 Horatio Alger Award Winner

William A. Roberts*

Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company

"The free-enterprise system works, and I'm an example of that."

William Roberts began his working career on a farm in Missouri while attending high school. Following a short period at a business college, he entered the farm machinery business in 1924. He joined Allis-Chalmers as a salesman and began moving up through the ranks of the company. In 1951, he became president of the company.

* Deceased