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William Nicholson papers RHC-13

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorNicholson, William
Title: William Nicholson papers
Dates: 1974-1980
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet(6 cartons)
AbstractWilliam Nicholson was the appointments secretary under President Gerald R. Ford from 1974 until 1977. The collection includes personal notes and calendars, White House briefings, travel information, political reports, election information, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Identification: RHC-13
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Collection Description

The William Nicholson collection documents his work as the appointments secretary for President Ford from 1974-1977. The collection includes personal notes and calendars, White House briefings, travel information, political reports, election information, and newspaper and magazine articles documenting Gerald R. Ford and his administration while in office.


Biography

William Nicholson was the appointments secretary under President Gerald R. Ford from 1974 until 1977. In 1984, Nicholson left the White House and was brought into the Amway Corporation by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos to help restructure the company. Nicholson was the Chief Operating Officer of Amway from 1984 until 1992. He then stepped down from his position as COO and started splitting his work between Amway and other private companies. Nicholson later sat on the Board of Advisors for the M. D. Anderson Cancer Institute and the Board of Directors for Colorado Prime, Inc. and Genmar, Inc.


Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
Presidents--United States--Staff

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Nicholson Papers (RHC-13). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1994.


Related Material

Warren Rustand and William Nicholson Files at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.


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