Bill Quillen, of counsel to the Wilmington office, was the ninth recipient of the Delaware Governor’s Heritage Award.

Governor Jack Markell presented the award at a special ceremony at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover on Wednesday, Feb 27.

Bill is a former Delaware Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State. During his time as Secretary of State, he was the driving force behind the planning of a new Public Archives building, which holds more than 95,000 cubic feet of government records and historical documents.

“When he became Secretary of State, Bill took a special interest in the Archives and what it needed to grow and modernize,” said Governor Markell. “He was determined to help it be the top-notch facility he and others knew it could be.”

In addition to his illustrious legal career, Bill has long been a champion for the preservation and celebration of New Castle’s historic legacy, including as a former Vice President and Director of the New Castle Historical Society.

Click here to see part of Governor Markell’s presentation speech.

For photos from the event, click here.