Dedicated April 11, 2002 In Honor of William H. "Bill" Requarth, M.D., '35
Bill Requarth, M.D., a member of the Millikin Class of 1935, made his career as a Decatur surgeon from 1950 through 1983 and a private commodities trader thereafter. A Millikin Trustee from 1960 through 1995, serving two terms as chair, he provided volunteer leadership for fund drives including the Campaign for Science in the late 1990s. He was named Alumnus of the Year in 1970 and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 1996.
Dr. Requarth served the James Millikin Estate as Trustee from 1974 through 1984 and as financial advisor from 1984 through 2002. The Requarth Observatory was funded by the James Millikin Estate in his honor.
"The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, whose deeds both great and small are close-knit strands of an unbroken thread, where love enables all."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning