Dr. William G. Dyer was born on 27 October 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts to Irish immigrants James J. and Margaret (Moran) Dyer. Bill had to repeat the first grade as a child. During his youth he sold newspapers on the streets of Boston. He was a first-generation high school student and worked in a diner during the evenings while attending high school. Bill Dyer recalled to his family many times that a turning point in his life was when he was encouraged by a science teacher early during his high school Freshman year who recognized his potential, took time to speak with him personally, and inspired him to not simply remain a part of Boston's poor working class. Bill Dyer went on to graduate as class valedictorian of the English High School of Boston, one of the first public high schools in America...

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