Hinsdale Central Foundation, Partnership in Lifelong Learning

A. William Haarlow, III

Membership level: Hall of Fame

A. William Haarlow, III

Inductee Year 2003
A. William Haarlow, III
Bill was a 1959 graduate of Hinsdale Township High School where he was an outstanding student and athlete. He received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1953. While at Princeton, he was a starting forward on its 1963 NCAA Basketball team. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1965. He began his business career with Quaker Oats. In the early 1980’s he and several partners purchased QO Chemicals, Inc. Bill ran the business until 1987, when it was sold.

In retirement, Bill was an active community volunteer and philanthropist. He was President of the Hinsdale Golf Club, Chairman of the Hinsdale Community House and the Wellness House. He also served important volunteer roles in Hinsdale village government.

Bill is survived by his wife Lynne and his sons Bill and Blair.
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