William G. Robertson Jr., 93

President of Baltimore engineering firm

March 01, 2007

William G. Robertson Jr., a retired president of a Baltimore engineering firm and Planned Parenthood volunteer, died of heart failure Sunday at his winter home in Naples, Fla. The Lutherville resident was 93.

Mr. Robertson was born and raised in Baltimore and was a 1931 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. while attending night classes at the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

He began his career in 1947 as a consulting engineer with Henry Adams Inc., an electrical and mechanical engineering company, and was named the company's president in 1960. He was chairman of the board at his 1975 retirement.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary in Thursday's editions for William G. Robertson Jr., retired president of Henry Adams Inc., a Baltimore engineering firm, incorrectly stated the date of his memorial service. It will take place at 11 a.m. April 11 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
The Sun regrets the error.

During his tenure, Mr. Robertson was associated with construction projects at the White House, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hutzler's department stores and the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in North Baltimore.

He had been president of the Building Congress and Exchange, Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland, and Baltimore chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He was a former board member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore.

Mr. Robertson was an active volunteer with Planned Parenthood of Maryland, and his interest in world population growth led him to endow a professorship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The former Roland Park resident loved golf and was a member of the Elkridge and Maryland clubs.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 14 at the Church of the Redeemer, 5601 N. Charles St.

Surviving are his wife of eight years, the former Patricia Murnaghan; a stepson, Charles Nes III of Baltimore; three stepdaughters, Carol J. Winstead and Jay M. Jackson, both of Ruxton, and Trish J. Fillo of Edwards, Colo.; and nine step-grandchildren. His wife of 38 years, the former Linda Gifford, died in 1993.

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