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William Joseph Palmer, American accountant. Certified Public Accountant.


Palmer, William Joseph was born on September 3, 1934 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Joseph Flammin Lacchia and Henrietta (Yagerman) Palmer.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1963.


With, Coopers & Lybrand, 1963-1980;managing partner, Sacramento, California, 1976-1980;partner, Arthur Young & Company, San Francisco, 1980-1989;partner, Ernst & Young, San Francisco, 1989-1994;professor, University of California, Berkeley, since 1994. Board directors The Dutra Group. Chair construction industry group Coopers & Lybrand, 1973-1980, Arthur Young, 1980-1989, Ernst & Young, 1989-1994.

Guest lecturer Engineering School Stanford University, 1976. Lecturer Golden Gate College, 1975.


  • Certified Public Accountant.



Board directors Sacramento Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, 1976-1982, KXPR, Sacramento 1976-1985, Vice president, 1979-1982. Board directors Sacramento Symphony Foundation, 1977-1980. Assistant state finance chairman California Reagan for President, 1980.

Lieutenant United States Navy naval aviator, 1953-1959. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (vice chairman committee construction industry 1975-1981), National Association Accountants (president Oakland/East Bay chapter 1972, Man of Year 1968), California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association General Contractors California (board directors 1971-1974), World Trade Club, Del Paso Country Club, Sutter Club, Lambda Chi Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique boats, sailing, tennis, book collecting, pipe collecting.


Married Judith Pollock, August 20, 1960 (divorced November 1980). Children: William W., Kathryn E., Leslie A., Emily J. Married Kathleen Francis Booth, June 30, 1990.

Stepchildren: Blair T. Manwell, Lindsay H. Manwell.

Joseph Flammin Lacchia Palmer

Henrietta (Yagerman) Palmer

Judith Pollock

Kathleen Francis Booth

William W. Palmer

Kathryn E. Palmer

Leslie A. Palmer

Emily J. Palmer

Blair T. Manwell Palmer

Lindsay H. Manwell Palmer