William T. Lanigan

William was born August 6, 1948. He was the winner of seventeen National/North American/U.S. Open Championships in Short Track and Long Track.  During 1964 through 1979, he set over 40 records in these championships. In 1966, he began skating metric meets and over the next eight years he was a member of every National, World, CanAm, and Olympic team.  His highest achievement was in 1973, when he won the gold medal at the 500m at the World Long Track Championships in Deventer, Holland. William was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 21, 1995 in Danvers, Massachusetts.