Bill French

9:41 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Former Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner dies

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Bill French suffered a stroke while scuba diving in Florida in 2007.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Former Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner Bill French has died. French, 63, died on Saturday, according to an obituary in the Kalamazoo Gazette. French, a Republican, won the 2004 election for drain commissioner and served until 2008 when he was removed from office nearly a year after he was convicted of misdemeanor extortion.