Wilson, Bill

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Wilson, Bill Gender: M
Wilson, William Griffith
born on 26 November 1895 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place East Dorset, Vermont, 43n14, 73w01
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°44 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°00'

Portrait of Bill Wilson 
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Bill Wilson (co-founder Alcoholics Anonymous)
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American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In May 1935 he met Dr. Bob (Robert Holbrook Smith) and, in 1937, he and the New York alcoholics separated from the Oxford group. The Alcoholic Foundation was legally established in 1938.

Wilson's birth was difficult, a forceps delivery was necessary. His parents were divorced when he was 11. Wilson had his first drink in 1917 while in the U.S. Armed Forces and found that all the hesitation and insecurity dissolved. A high achiever, he was driven to success in whatever he tackled but the residue was a layer of insecurity.

On 1/24/1918 he was married to Lois Burnham and, after his release from the Army, they settled in Brooklyn, NY.

After Wilson finished his military service, he became a successful securities analyst from 1919-1925. However, his career was marred by an increasing drinking problem. Eight years later, in 1933, he entered Towns Hospital for the first time, and he had his last drink on 12/11/1934. (Another account gives 12/18/1934.) Soon he began to think about how he could help other alcoholics. He wrote "Alcoholics Anonymous," 1939 and "The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions," 1953.

Wilson died on 1/24/1971.

The first meeting of Bill and Dr. Bob might be considered as the chart of Alcoholics Anonymous; May 12, 1935, 5:00 PM EST, Akron, OH.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 24 January 1918 (Lois Burnham)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Mental Health : End Addiction December 1934 (Last drink)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 12 May 1935 at 5:00 PM in Akron, OH (Met Dr. Bob for the first time)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Donna Cunningham quotes "Pass It On," p.13, AA world Services, NY 1984, who rectified to 3:22 AM from a stated "aound 3:00 AM."


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (1906)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Personal : Birth : Difficult birth (Forceps)
  • Vocation : Business : CPA/ Auditor/ Accountant (Securities analyst)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Social worker
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Published)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of AA)