American Irish Historical Society Library and Archives Curator
Place of Birth: New York
Where you live: Riverdale
First Job: Legal Billing
What it taught me: How many different things a person could get done in 15 minuets.
People would be surprised to know:
I watch a lot of cartoons.
Best advice you could give someone starting out: Find something that you enjoy doing or people you enjoy being around.
Too often people get jobs because they think they’ll get paid well, or through their belief that they would be proficient at the required tasks.
Too few people pay attention to doing what they would enjoy, or being around people who they like and respect.
BILL Hurley was born in New York City to Eugene Hurley and Margaret Schaefler. He has one brother named Peter.
William moved to Riverdale in 2003 to care for his grandfather.
After attending many different colleges within the CUNY system, William began his current position as Library and Archives Curator of the American Irish Historical Society.
In this role he preserves the legacy and records of the strong connection between Ireland and the US in the 19th and 20th centuries.