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Wirtz

[wurts]
Wirtz, William Willard, 1912-, U.S. Secretary of Labor (1962-69), b. DeKalb, Ill. A professor of law at Northwestern Univ. (1939-42), he served (1943-45) with the War Labor Board and was (1946) chairman of the National Wage Stabilization Board. Wirtz returned to Northwestern, where he again taught law until 1954. Appointed Undersecretary of Labor in 1961, he succeeded Arthur Goldberg as Secretary of Labor and held this post throughout the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He dealt effectively with the various strikes of the 1960s.
Wirtz could refer to:

  • People:
    • Alvin J. Wirtz (1888-1951), American laywer, advocated the formation of the Lower Colorado River Authority, under secretary - Department of the Interior (1940-1941)
    • Arthur Wirtz (1901-1983), businessman, owner Chicago Blackhawks & Bulls, father of Bill Wirtz
    • Bill Wirtz (1929–2007), business man, controlling shareholder Wirtz Corp., owner of the Chicago Blackhawks
    • Reverend Billy C. Wirtz (b.1954), American comedic recording artist
    • Carl Wilhelm Wirtz (1876-1939), German astronomer
    • Karl Eugen Julius Wirtz (1910-1994), German nuclear physicist
    • Kris Wirtz (b.1969), Canadian figure skater
    • Mark Wirtz (b.1943, Alsatian musician and pop record producer
    • Paul Wirtz (d.2006), Canadian figure skater and skating coach
    • Rocky Wirtz, current owner of the of the Chicago Blackhawks
    • Sean Wirtz (b.1979), Canadian figure skater
    • William Willard Wirtz (b.1912) former U.S. administrator, cabinet officer, attorney, and law professor. U.S. Secretary of Labor (1962-1969)
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