There has been a wave of mourn in the Gates family as father of Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates died Monday, as information given by the co-founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates father William Henry Gates II was 94 years old. Philanthropist Billl Gates informed on his official blog, "We have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years." Gates Sr. was an Army official and co-founder in a Seattle law firm, as his official biography states. Bill Gates once was quoted stating that his father was not sure in commencing the organization for charity that has been the central focus of the co-founder since he stepped down from operating Microsoft.
The family was highly fascinated for his progressive taxation, especially his unsuccessful efforts to pass a state income tax on the wealthy in Washington. Talk about Sr. Gates personal life, so he was born in 1925 and spent his early life in Bremerton, Washington, where his parents were the owners of a furniture store. At the time World War II took place, he showed his interest and joined the Army following his freshman year at the University of Washington and was en route to Japan when it surrendered in 1945.
He gave his services for a year in war-torn Tokyo before coming back to the United States and resuming his education, his family stated. After bragging his law degree in 1950, he started working as a private practice and as a part-time in Bremerton city attorney. He formed a Seattle law firm with two other partners that eventually turned out to be Preston Gates and Ellis, now known as K & L Gates, one of the world's largest law firms. The firm was one of the first to work with the region's technology industry.