Bill Fraumann started playing rugby in the early 1970s. He played his club rugby with the Harvard Rugby Football Club, the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club and Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. He played on numerous rep sides in California. He was selected as a reserve for the first Eagles game against Australia in Long Beach in 1976. He played Number Eight against France in the Eagles second game in Chicago in 1977. He scored two tries against the Five Nations champions led by their captain, Jean-Pierre Rives. He again played Number Eight against an England XV at Twickenham in the final game of the 1997 Eagles tour to England. After the game at Twickenham, he received but had to decline an invitation to play for the President’s World XV against a French Select XV in Paris. Mr. Fraumann has been involved with the USRFF since 2006.
Mr. Fraumann received an AB from the University of Michigan in 1970 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1973. He joined Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago in 1973. He served on active duty with United States Navy in San Diego from 1974 to 1977. After his Navy service, he returned to Kirkland & Ellis where he practiced corporate and securities law. He is now Of Counsel to the Firm. Bill also serves as the chairman of the Chicago Humanities Festival.He has been married to Anne since 1971 and they live in Deerfield, Illinois. They have three children and four grandsons.