Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Bill came to us from its high school. At Princeton he captained the freshman squash team and played three years on the varsity team. He majored in geology, dined at Cloister, and identified “Lois” as his principal other interest in our Nassau Herald. 

In 1963 Bill earned a master’s degree at Michigan Law School, married Lois, and returned to Grosse Pointe to practice law. He became active in local Republican Party activities, was recognized as a promising lad, and was elected to the Wayne County Commission Board and shortly thereafter to the Michigan State House of Representatives. He served there for 26 years, as Republican leader and leader emeritus, floor leader, and chair of the House Education Committee. The national Republican Party recognized him frequently for his leadership and many legislative accomplishments. 

Retiring in 1996, Bill moved with Lois to Kiawah Island, S.C. They divided time there with their beloved cottage on Lake Huron in Michigan. Bill continued his love of squash and competitive badminton, added golf to his repertoire, took up painting and photography, and authored three books: two of poetry and sketches and Quantum Politics, on New Age politics.  

Bill struggled with Parkinson’s for his last decade and died May 20, 2020. His long-beloved Lois and their daughter and son and their families survive him. 

Undergraduate Class of 1960