On Sept. 11, Bill Seidman's family and the leadership of the fine university he founded near his birthplace in western Michigan, held a memorial service celebrating the life and accomplishments of this remarkable renaissance man.

Grand Valley State University is a short drive from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport of Grand Rapids. In 1974 Bill answered President Ford's call, came to Washington and successfully organized the administration of a new president confronting a major constitutional crisis and a weakening economy.

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