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Bill Sherrill Collection


Bill Sherrill Collection

Items in the Bill Sherrill Collection Collection

"Billy" is the name Sherrill used when he enlisted at fifteen years old. Wanting to show gratitude for their education, Sherrill and other veterans chartered UH's APO chapter, which was a national fraternity dedicated to service work and composed of…

This image was drawn by a "gray lady" (the nickname given to female Red Cross volunteers during WWII) while Sherrill was recovering from a wound at the Oakland Naval Hospital in California. Sherrill planned to make a career out of the Marine Corps,…

This photograph was taken on Guam Island after it was captured. Sherrill first saw combat on July 21, 1944, when he took part in the first wave to land on the island. Sherrill is in the second row, directly behind the seventh man from the left on the…

Sherrill was appointed interim governor of the Federal Reserve by President Johnson to replace a vacancy left by Charles Shepardson.

Sherrill bought the first commercially used ATM for his office building at Associates Corporation, where he was president. Sherrill left after three years when he discovered that "many individuals were focused first on their own success and only…