User Profile for Bill Gates Sr. (bgates)
Bill Gates Sr.
Bio: Bill earned his bachelorâ€™s and law degrees from the University of Washington, following three years of U.S. Army service in World War II. He became a partner in the law firm of Shidler McBroom Gates & Lucas in 1964, guiding it through growth and mergers that would eventually establish Preston Gates & Ellis, one of Seattleâ€™s leading law firms.
A successful and prominent attorney, Bill has served as president of both the Seattle/King County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association. His awards and honors include the 1992 American Judicature Society Herbert Harley Award and being named the 1991 University of Washington Law School Distinguished Alumnus.
In 2002, at the invitation of Governor Gary Locke, Bill chaired the Washington State Tax Structure Study Committee, which studied Washingtonâ€™s tax system and recommended adopting a state income tax to create a less regressive result.
Also in 2002, Bill and his colleague Chuck Collins published their book â€œWealth and our Commonwealth â€“ Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.â€
Joined: Mar 11 '08
Last login: Mar 11 '08