William “Doc” Halliday
William "Doc" Halliday – District 4
William “Doc” Halliday is a historian, columnist and consultant (business and political). He lives with his wife, Bobbie in Marshall, Texas. Doc is a U. S. Army veteran. He served multiple tours in Southeast Asia beginning in the early 1960s, and additional time in East Germany when the “wall” was in place.
Mr. Halliday is a life member of American Mensa. During his one year (2012-2013) tenure as the Chairman of Northern Louisiana Mensa, he increased membership by 36%. He is also a member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce (Military Affairs Committee), Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Gideons International, the Harrison County Historical Museum, the National Rifle Association (endowment life member), New England Historical Society, the Rotary Club of Marshall, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He has also served on the Ballot Board for the Harrison County Elections Office.
Doc, and his wife Bobbie, are active members of First United Methodist Church in Marshall. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of a Public Library and the Marshall Regional Arts Council. Previously he has been a member of the Boards of; the Board of Trustees of the Marshall Public Library, the Harrison County Historical Commission (Vice-Chairman), the Symphony Society, which is the governing board responsible for the activities of the Marshall Symphony Orchestra, and the Board of Directors of the Marshall Depot Museum, Inc. He writes a historical column for the Jefferson (Texas) Jimplecute which appears every Thursday. That column is also published in newspapers in several other states. He has also written columns for newspapers in over a dozen additional states.
Mr. Halliday has also spoken on radio programs including Freedom Worx on Cave Radio (Redford, Michigan) and the Dave Weinbaum Show (W4WN, Rolla, Missouri); and has spoken to various organizations including the American Legion, Ewing Cemetery Association, Lions, Optimist and Rotary clubs, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Doc was presented with the Service Above Self award by the Marshall Rotary Club for his efforts on behalf of that club during the 2013-2014 year; his first year as a member of the club. He was also awarded the Rotarian of the Year award for the 2014-2015 year, and is a Paul Harris fellow.