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also known as William Willard Wirtz

Lawyer , United States Secretary of Labor

Willard Wirtz was lawyer, former United States Secretary of Labor. Member Illinois Liquor Control Commission, 1949-1953. Member American, District of Columbia, Illinois Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Sigma Rho.

Background

Wirtz, William Willard was born on March 14, 1912 in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. Son of William Wilbur and Alfa Belle (White) Wirtz.

Education

Educated, Northern Illinois State Teachers College, DeKalb, Illinois, 1928-1930;educated, University of California at Berkeley, 1930-1931;Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, 1933;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1937.

Career

Instructor Kewanee High School, Illinois, 1933-1934. Assistant professor University Iowa School Law, 1937-1939, Northwestern University School Law, 1939-1942. Assistant general counsel Board Economic Warfare, 1942-1943.

With War Labor Board, 1943-1945, general counsel public member, 1945. Chairman National Wage Stabilization. Board, 1946; professor law Northwestern University, 1946-1954.

Private law practice, 1955-1961. Secretary United States Department Labor, Washington, 1962-1969. Partner Wirtz & Gentry, 1970—1978, Wirtz & Lapointe, 1979—1984, Friedman & Wirtz, 1984—1989.

Professor law University San Diego, 1986-1998.

Membership

Member Illinois Liquor Control Commission, 1949-1953. Member American, District of Columbia, Illinois Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Sigma Rho.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Quisenberry, September 8, 1936 (deceased 2002). Children: Richard, Philip.

father:
William Wilbur Wirtz

mother:
Alfa Belle (White) Wirtz

spouse:
Mary Jane Quisenberry

children:
Richard Wirtz

Philip Wirtz