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William H. Gates, Sr.

William H. Gates, Sr.AKA William Henry Gates, Sr.

Born: 30-Nov-1925
Birthplace: Bremerton, WA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Military service: US Army (WWII, discharged 1946)

Wife: Mary Maxwell Gates (b. 5-Jul-1929, d. 9-Jun-1994, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Kristianne ("Kristi")
Son: Bill Gates (software billionare, b. 28-Oct-1955)
Daughter: Libby
Wife: Mimi Gardner Gates (museum director, m. 1996)

    University: BA, University of Washington (1949)
    Law School: University of Washington School of Law (1950)
    Administrator: Regent, University of Washington

    Preston Gates & Ellis Partner (1964-98)
    Member of the Board of Costco (2003-)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2003
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair
    Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
    United Way King County
    Washington State Bar Association President (1986-87)
    Hit and Run Seattle, WA (Aug-2010) charges dismissed
    Eagle Scout 14-Jan-1941

Author of books:
Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes (2003, with Chuck Collins)


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