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“You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” ~ Abbie Hoffman
Born William Alvin Chengelis, “Wayward Bill” was Head Chairman of the U.S. Marijuana Party,
until his resignation on May 26th, after a diagnosis of terminal cancer.
He died Saturday August 8th, 2021 at age 70.
He was born in Maryland in 1951, from Youngstown, Ohio growing up and lived in Denver, Colorado as an adult. He was a Student at Youngstown State University. He was very politically motivated all of his life and it shows in the work he accomplished. He never stopped until he became so ill he could not function anymore and it came on suddenly.
He was undoubtedly the best Chairman that the U.S. Marijuana Party ever had as he stayed on duty 24/7/365. Always traveling somewhere or attending functions.
There has been a MEMORIAL PAGE set up on Facebook where all are welcome to add condolences, stories and pictures.
A Memorial in Denver Colorado is in planning stage right now and will be updated on Facebook as details are made public.
He is to be buried in Ohio at a date to be determined.
Ole Skool Yippie POT-LITICAL Activist.
This is a copy of his resignation post
· May 26 ·
This is hard for me.
Due to a diagnosis of unknown origin of Stage 4 cancer I hereby relinquish my title and job to Tom Johnson , Chairman, U.S.Marijuana Party Pennsylvania.
Congratulations Tom your are now Chairman, U.S.Marijuana Party.
Below are just a few of the political actions he was involved in. There was so much more it would take a book to write about all of his interests.
Was awarded the 420 Icon Award.
Colorado Coronavirus Stay In Place Cannabis Activism…
Guest on the “Jim Jeffries Show”
2017 Cannabis Business Awards
August 1, 2011
Wayward Bill Takes The Helm At U.S. Marijuana Party | Toke of the Town
Elected Chairman of U.S. Marijuana Party
Started New Job at U.S. Marijuana Party
Co -Organizer Denver 420 Rally
Started New Job at Colorado ACLU
Where he was a Personnel Specialist in the U.S. Army. He is a Veteran.
Graduated The Rayen School. Graduation was delayed due to Youngstown school levy failure all schools were not in session from Thanksgiving 68 to the New Year 1969.
A Tribute The Rayen School – Bing video
Started New Job at Youth International Party
Another of his websites: WaywardBillUSMjParty.wordpress.com