William Willard Wirtz’1933 DSC

1955 Distinguished Service Citation

Son of Illinois and coming from a state college there; with but two years at Beloit yet winning distinction in athletics, forensics, and journalism, and graduating with high honors; a leader in graduate study of law and university teacher of that subject; selected for government service and member of several war boards; concerned with wage stabilization and civic problems in labor relations and liquor control; effective in community and national social service disproving the sentence in your Senior Commencement address that “The world does not want us.”; law partner of a distinguished American; your career has brought you national distinction and reflects honor on your Alma Mater. This be the evidence of the admiration and affections of your fellow alumni and Beloit College.

July 01, 1970

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