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William J Voelker III – Architect, MBA and Chartist

 

Bill was born in 1942 in Peoria, Illinois, as the oldest of seven children. His father was a lawyer and his mother cared for the kids. Bill attended public schools, and said it was tough, but probably good for a person. Although he was a big guy by high school -- 6’5 and 195 pounds -- and played football, he was picked on. Bill feels that his size made him stand out, and that people wanted to find the biggest guy and fight him. He had absolutely no desire to fight anyone and was stoic about how he was treated. But it gave him a strong concern for kids who are bullied, and the scars it can leave. It didn’t ruin his life, but he can see how terrible it could be for less secure kids.

 

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