William C. Campbell

William C. Campbell long prominent as an amateur golfer, is a former President of the United States Golf Association.


Bill served twice on the USGA's Executive Committee.  He was a member from 1962 to 1965, then again from 1977 to 1984.  He served as treasurer in 1978 and 1979, vice-president in 1980 and 1981, then president in 1982 and 1983.


Campbell, a World War II veteran who was graduated from Princeton University in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in history, is an insurance broker in Huntington, West Virginia.


One of America's most distinguished amateur golfers, Campbell has won dozens of titles, including the 1964 U.S. Amateur Championship at Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio.  He was a member of the United States Walker Cup team eight times, and never lost a singles match (seven wins and one halve in eight matches).  In 1956, he was the recipient of the USGA's highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, for his distinguished sportsmanship in golf.  In 1983, Campbell received the William Richardson Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for his outstanding contributions to golf.  He received the 1988 American Senior Golf Association National Award, the 1996 Arnold Palmer Lifetime Service Award of the Golf Associations of Philadelphia, and The Gold Tee of the Metropolitan Golf Writers' Association.  Campbell also received the Herb Graffis Award from the National Golf Foundation, and the Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America; and was voted into the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame.