William E. Aubuchon, Jr. AP’34, ’38
Bill received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1999 for his outstanding service to and support of Assumption. He served as president of the Alumni Association for both the College (1947–49) and Assumption Prep (1958–60). He later served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees (1968–80), including seven years as the Board’s first lay chairman. In addition he was vice president of the College’s French Institute Board of Directors for 12 years, where he founded its administrative council and co-chaired its first campaign. Bill received numerous awards for his good citizenship and community involvement. He is part of the Assumption Preparatory School Hall of Fame and Aubuchon Hall, a residence hall at AC, is named in his honor.
After serving in the U.S. Army Signal Intelligence Corps during World War II, Bill joined his father’s hardware company, W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc., which became the largest privately owned hardware store chain in the country. He served as president of both Aubuchon Hardware and Aubuchon Realty Company, Inc. (1950–93). During his 43 years of leadership, Bill expanded the chain from 33 to 136 stores while treating each employee as family. Bill passed away in 2007. Among his family he left was his daughter and current AC Trustee Laure Aubuchon.
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