Engineer. Born– January 30, 1934, in Covington County, Ala. Parents– William Elias and Hattie May (Knowles) Ward. Married– Elaine Hair. Children– Four. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1959. Textile worker in Andalusia, 1952-1953. Served in U.S. Army, 1953-1956. Analytical engineer, U.S. Space Program, 1959-; engineering supervisor, chief, analytical design branch, 1965-; made contributions to Apollo, Skylab, Spacelab, and Spacestation programs. Received one patent and outstanding achievement awards from NASA. Chairman, Madison County and vice-chairman, Alabama Republican Party organization. Presidential elector, State of Alabama, 1980 (supporting Reagan/Bush).
Alabama Public Library Service; Wyley D. Ward, Huntsville, Ala.
Early History of Covington County, Ala., 1821-1871. Huntsville, Ala.; s.n., 1976.
The Folks of Pea Ridge, in Covington and Conecuh Counties, Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.; s.n., 1976.
Original Land Sales and Grant in Covington County, Alabama. Spartanburg, S.C.; Reprint Co., 1991.