William E. Nieman Jr. ’55

William E. Nieman Jr. ’55 died December 25, 2013, in Gates Mills, Ohio. He was born on November 15, 1932, in Newark, N.J., and prepared for college at Columbia High School and Fryeburg Academy. He was captain of his tennis team and was state champion for two years. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He served to private first class in the Army and was stationed in France for a year and half. He started his career on the sales staff at Newsweek magazine in New York, was transferred to Los Angeles, and ended up in Cleveland in 1963 as district manager. He started his own publisher’s rep firm in 1985 when Newsweek closed its Cleveland office. He was a member of the Duquesne club in Pittsburgh, Canterbury golf club, and Cleveland Racquet Club. He served on the board of the United States Tennis Association for a few years. A highlight of his tennis career was representing Newsweek at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial tournament at Forest Hills six years in a row. He was also well known in sports circles for his parties, which were attended by Cleveland Browns quarterbacks. Throughout his career at Newsweek, he played with many golf and tennis professionals, including Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Virginia Wade, and Rod Laver. He is survived by his wife, Lois J. Lingelbach Nieman; daughter Noelle Fazio; son Timothy Gibson Nieman; brother Edward Scheller Nieman, and three grandchildren.

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