William F. Ludwig II

Oral History Information

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Birth Date
Deceased Date
Job Title
Former President
Company Name
Ludwig Drum Company

William F. Ludwig II was proud of the company his father started, largely based on the 1909 patented bass drum pedal, which allowed the drummer to sit down for the first time. Bill followed in his father’s footsteps by leading the company, overseeing the company’s reorganization following World War II, the Beatles boom of the 1960s, and supervising a noted innovative product line of the 1970s. Bill seemed most proud of the friends he made along the way, for which there were many.