William Stewart Lindamood ’43

Brother Lindamood was born in Columbus, Mississippi on June 10, 1921. His family moved to Arizona in 1939 for his father’s health. Bill enrolled at the U of A, pledged Upsilon Alpha in the fall of 1939, and was very active on campus. He was a member of the tennis team and served as captain from 1940 to 1943. He won the Border Conference tennis team singles and doubles championships, as well as the state of Arizona tennis singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships. Brother Lindamood was not just a jock. He excelled academically as an undergraduate and a graduate. His undergraduate activities include: Bobcats, Blue Key, and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Bill was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Brother Lindamood earned his BA degree in the spring of 1943 and then entered the Army Corps of Engineers. Upon his discharge from the Army in 1946, he enrolled in the U of A School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, serving as president during the 1947-48 school year.

Bill’s practice of law began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1949. He served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1950, he became a partner in the law firm of Hammett & Hammett working there from 1950 to 1954. At that time, Bill married Frances Vidal and they had two children, Cathie Ann and William Jr.

Bill was involved in the title insurance business from 1954 to 1963 which ultimately brought him back to Arizona. He served as vice president of lawyers title of Phoenix, and president of the Arizona Land Title Association. In 1963, Brother Lindamood resumed the practice of law as a partner of the Lesher, Kimble, Lindamood law firm. In 1966, a new firm was created: Lesher, Scruggs, Rucker, Kimble, and Lindamood. In 1971, his wife Francis, passed away. In 1974, Bill married Betty Lou Bell and that marriage is still going strong. In 1977, Bill became a partner in the law firm of Hirsch and Lindamood. In 1981, Brother Lindamood became a sole practitioner and still practices under the name William S. Lindamood, P.C.

When Brother Lindamood returned to Tucson, he did not forget the University. He was a member of the Alumni Association and served as president in 1968-69. Bill is an Alumni Association Achievement Award winner and is a recipient of the Alumni Association Distinguished Citizen award. Bill is involved in civic organizations such as Kiwanis, Goodwill Industries, and the Boy Scouts of America to name a few. Brother Lindamood’s brother, Reverend Sam Lindamood (Ad Astra), and stepson, Brian Bell ’69, are both Fijis.

Brother Lindamood frequently attends Fiji graduate luncheons. He says, “ I’m mighty proud to be a Fiji!”