Class of 2002
Born March 17, 1919, in Portland, OR, Bill attended Lincoln High School, and went on to Stanford University and the University of Oregon. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and married Joanne in College Station, TX. They have three children. In 1945, he became a partner in Lang-Senders & Co. with his brother Jim, retiring in 1995.
He says the biggest factors in his success have been building trust with customers and suppliers, honesty, integrity and “having associates with equally high standards and representing companies with shared values.” The high point of Bill’s 50-year career was when his son took over his business with “such capability and understanding.”
Bill passed away September 29, 2008.