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Bill Fraumann



Bill Fraumann started playing rugby in the early 1970s after playing four years of basketball for the University of Michigan. He played his club rugby with the Harvard Rugby Football Club, the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club and Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. He played on numerous rep sides in California. He was selected as a reserve for the first Eagles game against Australia in Long Beach in 1976. He played Number Eight against France in the Eagle’s second game in May, 1977. He scored two tries against the Five Nations champions led by their captain, Jean-Pierre Rives. They were the first two tries scored by the United States in the modern era.  He again played Number Eight in all six games of the Eagles first international tour to England in September 1997. He was capped for the second time against an England XV at Twickenham in the final game of the tour. After the game at Twickenham, he received but had to decline an invitation to play for the President's World XV against a French Select XV in Paris.

Mr. Fraumann received an AB from the University of Michigan in 1970 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1973. He joined Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago in 1973. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1977 stationed in San Diego, California. After his Navy service, he returned to Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago where he practiced corporate and securities law. He is now Of Counsel to the Firm. Bill also serves as the chairman of the Chicago Humanities Festival.

He has been married to Anne since 1971 and they live in Deerfield, Illinois. They have three children and five grandsons.