Green Bay West High School is a high school in Green Bay, United States, serving the city's west side. Founded in 1890 as the high school for the town of Fort Howard, the school opened as West High School in 1910 and has occupied its current building since 1929; the institution that would become West High School opened in 1890 as the McCartney School, in what was the neighboring town of Fort Howard. With the annexation of Fort Howard into Green Bay in 1895, the two school districts merged, though the McCartney School would continue to operate until 1910, when West High School formally opened; the McCartney School took on west-side 8th graders, becoming a precursor junior high school. West High School received a new building in 1926, has occupied that building since; the school's mascot is a Wildcat. Its rivalry with Green Bay East High School is Wisconsin's longest consecutively-played high school football rivalry between in-state schools. In January 2014, the WIAA approved a realignment plan that moved both Green Bay East and Green Bay West out of the Fox River Classic Conference and into the Bay Conference starting in 2015-2016, which continued the East-West rivalry.
West High School fielded Green Bay's first girl's basketball team, in 1911. Like crosstown rival Green Bay East, many West alumni played for the Green Bay Packers in the team's earliest years. Dutch Dwyer - original member of the Green Bay Packers Riggie Dwyer - original member of the Green Bay Packers Cowboy Wheeler - original member of the Green Bay Packers Herman Martell - original member of the Green Bay Packers Arnie Herber - member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Art Bultman Norbert Hayes Fee Klaus Wes Leaper Dave Mason Charlie Mathys Ray McLean Ken Radick Joe Secord Carl Zoll Dick Zoll Martin Zoll Harry Sydney - USFL and NFL player Jerry Tagge - NFL, WFL, CFL player Jerome Quinn - Wisconsin State Assemblyman, 1955-1973 Dick Campbell, Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Green Bay West High School Wildcat football
William Alexander Anderson was a Virginia lawyer and politician, who served in the Virginia General Assembly and was elected twice as Attorney General of Virginia. Anderson was born in Botetourt County, the son of Francis T. Anderson, who served on the Virginia Supreme Court and as rector of Washington & Lee University; the younger Anderson was a student at Washington College, as it was called, when Virginia seceded in 1861, which caused him to enlist in the Confederate Army. Anderson joined the "Liberty Hall Volunteers," a group of Washington College students and alumni, who "entered the war in early June 1861 as part of the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment under the command of Stonewall Jackson." A bullet shattered Anderson's kneecap at the Battle of First Manassas. The pants he was wearing, with the hole in the knee, are on display in the museum at Washington & Lee University. After the War, Anderson went to the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1866. A member of the state executive committee of the Democratic Party, Anderson served in the Senate of Virginia from 1869 to 1873, in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1883 to 1885 and from 1887 to 1889.
"In 1870, Anderson was credited with introducing the bill establishing the public school system of Virginia as put forth by Dr. William Henry Ruffner." In 1899, he was elected president of The Virginia Bar Association. Anderson served as a member, temporary president, revision committee Chairman of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901, he was elected Attorney General of Virginia in 1901, re-elected in 1905. Anderson and others represented Virginia in its suit against West Virginia in the United States Supreme Court, to recover a share of Virginia's public debt as of 1861; when the case ended in 1920, the special commissioner recommended that Anderson be awarded $75,000. Anderson served on the Board of Trustees of Washington & Lee from 1885 to 1930, was rector from 1913 to 1924. Anderson was buried in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Virginia. Guide to the Papers of the Anderson Family 1771-1952, University of Virginia Library