Robertson, William, Sc.B.

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Active 1952
Active 1966

Biographical notes:

Former Texas Ranger and the United States Department of Labor official who worked with the "bracero" program from 1952-1966.

From the description of Papers, 1952-1966. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 23105418

Educator William B. Robertson was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1933. He received a B. S. in Secondary Education in 1954 and a B. S. in Elementary Education in 1956. Both degrees were earned at Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia. Robertson worked in public schools in Roanoke. He founded a camp for the mentally impaired in Virginia in 1970 and served on the staff of Virginia Governor Linwood Holton from 1970-1973. Robertson has worked for five U. S. Presidents: Richard Nixon appointed him to the Presidential Committee on Mental Retardation; Gerald Ford made him Director of the Peace Corps for Kenya and the Seychelles and he kept that position during the term of Jimmy Carter; he worked for Ronald Reagan as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; and George H. W. Bush appointed him to the Take Pride in America Committee and made him co-chair of the Federal Task Force on Disabilities. He has founded Sister Cities programs in Virginia, and through CHEER (the Center for Health, Education, and Economic Research), donated over one million new books and teacher training materials to schools and libraries in South Africa. Robertson married Johnnie Early in 1953 and had two children. That marriage ended in divorce. He married Ruth Price in 2000 and moved to Tampa, Florida, where he teaches middle school.

From the description of William Bernard Robertson Papers 1946-2006. (Bluefield State College). WorldCat record id: 137237467


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