William L. "Bill" Biggs of Omaha, Nebraska, USA, was elected president of the International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 73rd International Convention, held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, July 11-14, 1990.
Past President Biggs is an attorney in private practice, with the firm of Gross & Welch in Omaha, Nebraska.
A Lion since 1962, a member and secretary of the Omaha Eye Opener Lions Club, Past President Biggs served as an international director in 1983-1985, and as an appointee to the International Board from 1985 to 1989. He has also been 100% district governor and council chairperson, as well as vice chairperson and chairperson of the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum. He twice served as chairperson of the District Governors-Elect Seminar. He has served as multiple district membership chairperson and regional coordinator for membership. He is currently chairperson of the Community Diabetes Education Program of the Nebraska Lions Foundation.
Among the awards Past President Biggs has received for his service to the association are an Extension Award, 14 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award. He is a 10 diamond progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, a Life Member and a Key Member.
Past President Biggs is active in professional organizations including numerous community groups. He serves as general counsel for the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; president-elect of Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, which provides free medical services to over 15,000 people annually, serving the underinsured and uninsured in the Omaha metropolitan area; and a member of the board of directors of Together, Inc., which provides food and clothing to those in need in the Omaha community. Past President Biggs is also chair of the board of directors of Wright and Wilhelmy, a hardware wholesale distributor headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. He has served his community as a member of the board of directors of the Omaha Symphony and the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Past President Biggs and his wife, Dana, a past district governor from 1996-1997, have five children and four grandchildren.