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In Memoriam

William Ratliff, WAIS President Emeritus, 1937-2014 

Bill Ratliff, WAIS President through 2009, passed away suddenly on April 11th, 2014.  We will forever be grateful for his steadfast leadership of our organization, especially during the immediate post-Ronald Hilton years.

Bill's Wikipedia biography:


Here are some tributes from his WAIS friends and colleagues:



Les Robinson, 1923-2012 

We lost our dear colleague of many years, Les Robinson, on Friday, October 5th, 2012.  WAIS sends our deepest condolences to Les's family.

Tributes to Les Robinson from John Eipper, David Pike, Richard Hancock, Bienvenido Macario, and Mary Hilton Huyck  (click here ).

Photograph of Les Robinson and Professor Ronald Hilton, 1 August 2001 (click here ).

Les writes (22 October 2011) on the legendary Saipan watch incident (click here ).

Les on John Eipper's visit to Stockton, 18 December 2011 (click here ).

Les's memorial tribute to Ronald Hilton (22 February 2007--click here ).

Message from Les Robinson's family (15 October 2012--click here ).