Remembering Bill

"Professor Griffith was an institution here at GW and in the Philosophy Department."

"As I stand here, beginning to wonder about the end of my own days, suddenly closer than it has ever seemed, it strikes me that these words of Socrates are his most apt send off: “To find yourself, think for yourself.” It is the most important lesson Bill ever taught me and so many others."

- Beth Loker, CCAS BA '69


"But I think the quality of Bill’s that stands out to me most sharply is..."

"...that he loved humanity in a way that many pretend, but few people do."


- Dr. Jeffrey Brand

"He was a philosopher in all ways 24/7..."

"...and in the best Socratic tradition of the calling he never hesitated to speak truth to power."


-Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

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