Professor of Economics
Hosking, a Geneva native, began teaching in 1948 as a graduate assistant at Cornell. He also served as president of the New York State Economics Association and as the mayor of the City of Geneva. President Allan Kuusisto wrote at the time of Hosking's death in 1974 that "Hobart and William Smith Colleges have lost one of their most respected senior faculty members ... Bill was one of the most popular faculty members with students and alumni and alumnae and was a dedicated community leader as well." His wife, Mary Hosking, also served the Colleges for more than 20 years as a professor, coach, Director of William Smith Athletics, and as an administrator.