William Griffith Wilson
November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971
Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder Bill Wilson passed away on January 24, 1971 of pneumonia and cardiac complications.This obituary from the New York Times, written by John W. Stevens, gives a great tribute to the AA Co-Founder. This article goes into detail of Bill’s personal life and his role in the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous. These photos are from the original New York Times article published on January 26th, 1971. At the bottom of this page, there is a photo copy that may be easier to read.