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William A. Grier ’32

Published in Oct. 24, 1990, issue

BILL GRIER, of Vero Beach, Fla., died there of throat cancer Aug. 10, 1990. He had previously lived in Hartsdale, Scarsdale, and Chappaqua, N.Y.

Following graduation, Bill went to Columbia Law School and in 1936 got a job as a lawyer working for General Motors. There he involved himself with antitrust cases, stockholder and labor legislation, contracts, marine and railroad financing, and executive compensation plans. He retired as a senior attorney of G.M. in 1977 after 41 years with the companybarring four years in the field artillery during WWII.

Before moving to Florida Bill was active in community affairs and was elected to the town council. In Florida, he became a town commissioner of Highland.

Central to Bill's life was his family. He had forty wonderful years with his first wife, the former Virginia Waugh, before her death in 1977. Two years later he married one of Virginia's closest friends, Marjorie English. A widow, she brought great happiness with her, along with two children of her own to join the two daughters Bill already had. They and Marjorie survive him, as do six grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren. We shall miss this fine citizen, and send our deepest sympathies to his survivors.

The Class of l932

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