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government information technology administrator

William Max Vetter, American government information technology administrator. Chartered Life Underwriter; certified data processor.


Vetter, William Max was born on June 30, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of William M. Senior and Catherine Marie (Kornfeld) Vetter.


Associate of Arts, Springfield College, 1951; Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1955.


Equipment control manager, Hayes Freight Lines, Springfield, 1955-1958; senior systems analyst, Franklin Life Insurance Company, Springfield, 1958-1969; Research and Development manager, Franklin Life Insurance Company, Springfield, 1969-1974; senior accountant executive, Franklin Data Superior vena cava syndrome, Springfield, 1974-1981; executive deputy director, State of Illinois, Springfield, 1981-1982; computer science executive, State of Illinois, Springfield, 1982-1992; senior public service administrator, State of Illinois, Springfield, since 1993. Member of advisory board Lincolnland Community College, Springfield, since 1991. Advisor Distance Learning Foundation, Springfield, since 1993.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter. Certified data processor.


Band director 144th Army Band (National Guard), 1960-1977. Trustee Village of Buffalo, Illinois, since 1965. President Mechanicsburg (Illinois) Cemetery, since 1994.

Treasurer Scott Crown for Service Committee, Mechanicsburg, since 1994. Chairman Buffalo Tree Committee, since 1984. Served with United States Army, 1949-1953.

Fellow Life Management Institute. Member American Management Association (technical council since 1994), Data Processing Management Association (international vice president 1983-1984), Elks, Lions (chapter president 1988-1989), Albert Hall Steering Committee (chairman since 1985), Illinois Distance Learning Foundation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, camping, gardening, quilting (handmade quilt subject of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund card 1988, handmade quilt fundraiser for Sacred Heart Griffin High School 1991).


Married Marian Jane Edwards, February 14, 1953. Children: Gary Allen, Kevin William, Carrie Lynn.

William M. Senior Vetter

Catherine Marie (Kornfeld) Vetter

Marian Jane Edwards

Carrie Lynn Vetter

Kevin William Vetter

Gary Allen Vetter