William Henry Gates, Sr. (born William Henry Gates II, November 30, 1925 – September 14, 2020) was an American attorney, philanthropist and author of the book Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime. He was the father of Bill Gates.
Gates was born on November 30, 1925 in Bremerton, Washington. He studied at the University of Washington. He was married to Mary Maxwell until her death in 1994. Gates was to Mimi Gardner. With Maxwell he had three children.