William Ray Riggs


William Ray Riggs



William Ray Riggs was born in Evansville, Indiana, on October 8, 1934. A graduate of Benjamin Bosse High School in Evansville (1952), he attended Harvard University as an undergraduate. At Harvard he majored in Government and received his A.B. degree, with honors, in 1956. He then attended the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy (1957-1960). Upon his discharge, Riggs returned home to Indiana and enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Riggs served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Journal (v.38), graduated first in his class, and received his J.D. (Order of the Coif) in 1963. He was a recipient of the 1962-63 Wendell Willkie Award for scholastic achievement in law and government, as well as a Krannert Scholarship.

Riggs joined the law firm of Ice Miller Donadio and Ryan straight out of law school; he remained with the firm his entire career. William Riggs’s primary concentration was in the field of labor relations, negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, arbitration of grievances arising out of the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, and interpretation and application of various statutes that govern labor relations.

William R. Riggs was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by then Governor Evan Bayh in 1990. He served on the Indiana University School of Law’s Board of Visitors from 1994 to 2006 and was inducted into the school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2000.


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