William H. Blewster first saw the light of day in Houston, Texas, in 1939. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M University in 1962. After graduation, Bill entered the U.S. Navy’s flight training program. Commissioned as an Ensign and awarded his wings as a Navy Flight Officer, he specialized in navigation and air intelligence. Deployments took him to Alaska and Japan from his home base at Whidbey Island, Washington. He left active service in 1965 with the rank of full Lieutenant.
The Blewster family settled for a time in Houston, and Bill began his life’s work in the insurance industry. In 1972, the family relocated to Phoenix, where Bill’s expertise in his field won him a promotion to president of an insurance company that was later sold to a large international brokerage firm. In 1985, he launched his own Blewster Insurance Services, Inc., providing a wide array of coverage but specializing in commercial insurance. He accepted appointment to the Council in 2003. From their home in Mesa, Arizona, Bill and his wife, Barbara, a former Arizona state representative, continue as JBS activists.