William Verity, Jr.

American businessman (1917-2007)

Calvin William Verity, Jr. (January 26, 1917 – January 3, 2007) was an American administrator and steel industrialist. He served as the Secretary of Commerce between 1987 and 1989, under President Ronald Reagan.

He died on January 3, 2007, a complications of pneumonia, in Beaufort, South Carolina, at the age of 89.[1]


  1. "C. William Verity Jr., Former Commerce Secretary, 89, Dies". New York Times. 2007-01-06.