AB, Yale University, 1961; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1965.
Associate, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone, Detroit, 1965-1971;
commissioner, Michigan Public Svc. Commission, Lansing, 1971-1977;
partner, Doyle Carruthers Hess & Ralls, Lansing, 1977-1980;
president, Ralls Urban & Rosier, Professional Corporation, Lansing, 1980-1994;
shareholder, Butzel Long, Lansing, since 1994. Mediator American Arbitration Association, Southfield, Michigan, since 1980.
Adjunct Professor law Cooley Law School, Lansing. Member Architectural and Transportation Compliance Barrier Board, Lansing, 1979-1983. Member of national drinking water advisory county Environmental Protection Agency, 1975-1978.
Treasurer Okemos (Michigan) School Board, 1990-1994. Board directors Ingham Education Foundation, Lansing, since 1994. Member Michigan Council School Attorneys, Michigan Municipal Attorneys Association, Michigan Association School Bds., Michigan Road Builders Association, Association General Contractors (Michigan chapter).
Married Rosemary Maxim, November 2, 1963. Children: William Junior, Katharine, Robert.