Current Term Expires May, 2019


Wife:  Mary
(3) Adult Children:  Frances, Bill Jr. and Christopher
(5) Grandchildren



National Field Representative –  National American Federation of Labor of Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Washington, D.C. 1987 – 2005
Union Organizer – Houston Organizing Project AFL-CIO Houston, Texas 1981 – 1987
Lab Technician Labor Dept – BF Goodrich Chemical Plant Beaumont, Texas 1966 – 1981


George Meany Institute Labor Studies
– Special Training Courses: Leadership, Arbitration Procedures, Media, Safety and Health Training, Political Leadership
Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union Steward Training Program
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) Leadership School and Political Leadership
Lamar University – OSHA Industry Standards
Attended Texas Southern University – Business Management & Administration
Blessed Sacrament High School


Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
Sabine Area Labor Council
NAACP (Life Member)
Finance Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont
Our Mother of Mercy Senior Citizen Group
Back to School Drive and Neighborhood Health Fair
Neighborhood Clean Projects

Bill has been active with the Council since July 2006. He also filled and completed the unexpired term of Ward IV in January of 2015 thru May 2015. He serves as a member of the Community Block Grant Committee and has been the Chairman of the Police Advisory Committee for 4 years.

Bill is a life long resident of the City of Beaumont and Jefferson County. He was based in other states during his career for work, but his wife and children continued to maintain their home in Beaumont and he commuted for a number of assignments.

“This city is the foundation of my life and the home of all my siblings and many other family members and friends. Beaumont is a very good city and safe!” W.R. (Bill) Sam