William Scandling was born on June 17, 1922 in Rochester, N.Y. He divided his high school years between three different Rochester area schools. After graduating, Scandling opted not to continue his education and began working for a men's clothing business. On occasion, he traveled to the Midwest as a sales assistant, promoting men's clothing lines. He later joked that he was only given the job because he coincidentally happened to be the exact size of the demonstration suits, enabling him to model the suits for prospective buyers. Scandling left the small business in July of 1942 when he was called into the armed forces. He took part in the Pacific Theatre with the Army Airways Communication System where he served in many capacities but was ultimately a Technical Sergeant.
Contribution: Founder of Saga Corporation
College Activities: Kappa Alpha, Gamma Omicron Tau (honorary economics society)