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Lawyer , life insurance company executive

William Benjamin Van Vleet, American lawyer, retired insurance company executive. Bar: Wisconsin 1948, Illinois 1950.

Background

Vleet, William Benjamin Van was born on December 4, 1924 in Milwaukee. Son of William Benjamin and Irene (Peppey) Van Vleet.

Education

Student, Marquette University, 1943. Student, Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1944. Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Marquette University, 1948.

Career

General counsel, George Rogers Clark Mutual Casualty Company, Rockford, Illinois, 1948-1959;general counsel, Pioneer Life Insurance Company Illinois, Rockford, 1950-1968, 81-94;vice president, Pioneer Life Insurance Company Illinois, Rockford, 1959-1991;general counsel, Pioneer Life Insurance Company Illinois, Rockford, 1968-1991;executive vice president, Pioneer Life Insurance Company Illinois, Rockford, 1981-1995;also board directors, Pioneer Life Insurance Company Illinois, Rockfordexecutive vice president, general counsel, Pioneer Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Rockford, 1985-1995;general counsel emeritus, director, Pioneer Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Rockford, 1995-1997;president, National Group Life Insurance Company, Rockford, 1992-1993;executive vice president, general counsel, National Group Life Insurance Company, Rockford, 1993-1994;also board directors, National Group Life Insurance Company, Rockford. President Western Life Insurance Company American, Rockford, 1981-1982, Health & Life Insurance Company American, Rockford, 1984-1992, executive vice president, general counsel, 1993-1994. President Manhattan National Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, 1990-1992, executive vice president, general counsel, 1993-1994, also board directors.

Executive vice president, general counsel Continental Life and Accident Company, Boise, Idano, 1993-1994, also board directors. Board directors National Health Superior vena cava syndrome Milwaukee.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wisconsin 1948, Illinois 1950.

Membership

Member administration Boylan Control Catholic H.S., Rockford, 1965-1972. President Diocesan Board Education, Rockford, 1970-1978. Vice president, president National Association Bds.

Education, 1972-1978. Member board advisors Marion College, 1976-1979. Member of advisory board St. Anthony's Hospital, Rockford, 1978-1991.

Board directors Crimestoppers, Rockford,1982-1990. Co-chairman United Cerebral Palsy Telethon, Rockford, 1985-1995. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association M C.

Connections

Married Marilyn Nilles, December 26, 1946. Children: Terese Van Vleet Svetich, Susan Van Vleet Waldo, William Benjamin III, Monica Van Vleet McCarthy, Mark.

father:
William Benjamin Vleet

mother:
Irene (Peppey) Van Vleet

spouse:
Marilyn Nilles

child:
Terese Van Vleet Svetich Vleet

child:
Susan Van Vleet Waldo Vleet

child:
William Benjamin III Vleet

child:
Monica Van Vleet McCarthy Vleet

child:
Mark Vleet