We at the ACLU of Colorado would like to honor long-time ACLU supporter and former leader of the ACLU Colorado Springs Chapter, William R. “Bill” Hochman who passed away in Colorado Springs at 97 years of age on March 23, 2019.
Bill had a passion for teaching American history and the classics. He loved teaching about the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and constitutional principles. A long-time teacher and organizer of Colorado College’s Freedom and Authority program, he also founded a program on war and peace studies and was a frequent speaker at local civic and bar association gatherings.
He won numerous prizes for his teaching and service to the Colorado College. A former student honored Bill by establishing the William R. Hochman Endowed Professorship of History. Bill was still giving guest lectures at Colorado College this fall and just weeks before his death, he spoke to a packed seminar sponsored by the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. His talk, like so many others, earned him a standing ovation.
In lieu of flowers, and in honor of one of Bill’s favorite pastimes, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to the Intramural Sports fund at Colorado College. Gifts can be made at www.coloradocollege.edu/give or mailed to Colorado College, P.O. Box 1117, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Please reference “IM Sports” with your gift.