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Bill Sherrill Collection


Bill Sherrill Collection

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Alpha Phi Omega Certificate
"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…

Charcoal Drawing of William W. Sherrill
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,…

K Company
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…

Telegram Congratulating William W. Sherrill on his Appointment to the Federal Reserve
Sherrill was appointed interim governor of the Federal Reserve by President Johnson to replace a vacancy left by Charles Shepardson.

William W. Sherrill with ATM
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…

President Lyndon Johnson and William W. Sherrill
This photograph depicts President Johnson thanking Sherrill for accepting directorship of the FDIC. Sherrill was on a family vacation when he was called off a plane and directed to come to Washington immediately. Feeling that he lacked the…

Congressional Confirmation
This booklet contains the transcript of the senate hearing that confirmed Sherrill's appointment. After serving as interim governor, Sherrill was nominated and confirmed for a full term on the Federal Reserve.

Who's Who Among Students Certificate
Founded in 1934, the Who's Who Among Students organization is an honors program that recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement regardless of financial circumstance.

William W. Sherrill Presenting "Pappy" Bond with a Student Government Award
Bond would go on to become the Chief of the Houston Police Department where he served from 1976-1977.

Harvard Master Degree in Business Administration
Despite struggling at the beginning of his program, Sherrill graduated in the top third of his class in 1952 with distinction in finance and manufacturing.
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