William P. Meyers (Bill) was born in 1955 at the Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina. His family moved in 1960 to Jacksonville, Florida, where his father attended college and then taught math in public and private high schools. William graduated from The Bolles School in 1972 and then attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and a strong background in computers and applied math. Bill paid his way through college with scholarships and work as a lifeguard and machine operator.
Unable to stomach working for corrupt Democratic or Republican politicians, Bill instead worked as a paralegal and computer expert to support himself while engaging in grass-roots community organizing. In 1987 he joined the Industrial Workers of the World, a labor union, and in 1988 began working with Earth First! He started a book publishing company, III Publishing, in 1988.
Bill married Jan Edwards in 1991 and moved to San Francisco. Jan and Bill settled in Mendocino County in 1994. In 1998 he stopped publishing books, but set up a business as a freelance technical writer. In 1999 he co-founded the Redwood Coast Alliance for Democracy with Jan Edwards and was appointed to the Point Arena School Board. In 2000 he campaigned for Ralph Nader and in 2001 joined the Green Party. When his appointed position expired he was elected to the school board in 2001. In 2002 and 2003 he served as president of the board. He also served as a California Green Party representatives on the national committee of the Green Party of the United States. He was re-elected to the school board in 2003 and served on it until the end of 2007. He is now an independent voter.
Bill is continues to work on political issues, including contributing to California Center for Community Democracy. He supports himself doing research, analysis and writing.
Bill is an expert on book indexing and language computation. See his White Paper Book Indexing: Lessons in Language Computation.
And for the technically minded: Client Side Frame Manipulation Inside the Microsoft Internet Explorer Object Model with Visual Basic .NET
Bill has several other web sites, including www.iiipublishing.com, www.openicon.com, and www.mendoday.com