Gregory Willard, J.D.
Seminar: American Presidency
Greg Willard, a native of Pittsfield, Illinois, studied as an undergraduate at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, and graduated from Westminster College (B.A. summa cum laude) and the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. cum laude).
In 1975, he served as President Ford's White House staff assistant and moved with President and Mrs. Ford to California after the presidency to serve as President Ford's personal aide.In later years, he was their personal representative for the planning and conduct of President Ford’s state funeral.
Professor Willard is an adjunct professor of law at Saint Louis University School of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law and presidential power, and is an attorney with the law firm Doster, Ullom & Boyle, LLC., specializing in corporate restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. For more than 25 years, he has been selected annually to the Best Lawyers In America. He currently serves as co-chairman of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN78) Commissioning Committee, co-trustee of the President Gerald R. Ford Historical Legacy Trust, an honorary member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and a trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. He and his wife Annie, who also served on President Ford’s White House staff, have three sons and three grandchildren.