William S. Broomfield William S. Broomfield, or Bill Broomfield, (born April 28, 1922) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.
Broomfield was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1940 and attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) at East Lansing. During the Second World War, he served in the United States Army Air Corps. After the war, he engaged in the real-estate and property-management business. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives 1949-1954, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1953. He served in the Michigan State Senate in 1955 and 1956.
In 1956, Broomfield was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 18th District to the United States House of Representatives for the Eighty-fifth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1993. Due to redistricting following U.S. Censuses, Broomfield served the 19th District 1973-1983 and the 18th District 1983-1993. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the 103rd Congress. During his tenure in Congress, Broomfield served as a member of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and was ranking member from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.
After retirement, Broomfield started a foundation in Michigan that supports various charities in southeast Michigan, including the efforts to cure cancer, spina bifida, Alzheimer's, and the Salvation Army. He is a resident of Lake Orion, Michigan.
In September 2000, Congress designated the Royal Oak Post Office at 200 West 2nd Street in Royal Oak, Michigan as the William S. Broomfield Post Office Building.