Billie Frank Jr.

Born: March 9, 1931, Olympia, Washington

Died: May 5, 2014, Nisqually Indian Community, Washington

Parents: Willie Frank Sr., Angeline Tobin Frank

Married: Norma McCloud, 1952; Sue Crystal

Children: James “Sugar” Frank, Maureen Frank, John Elliott, Willie Frank III

Military: U.S. Marines, 1952-1954

Offices: Vice Chairman, Nisqually Indian Tribe; Chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)

Affiliations: Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College, 1996-2003; Leadership Council, Puget Sound Partnership, current term 2011-2015

Major Awards: Common Cause Award for human rights efforts (1985); Washington State Environmental Excellence Award, State Ecological Commission (1987); American Indian Distinguished Service Award (1989); Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (1990); Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism (1992); American Indian Visionary Award, Indian Country Today (2004); American Robert Marshall Award, The Wilderness Society (2010)