Alternate names Bill W Date of birth November 26, 1895 - Date of death January 24, 1971 Bio This New York stockbroker, along with "Dr. Bob" Smith founded Alcoholics Anonymous. He is said to have taken his last drink on December 11, 1934. Dr. William Silkworth treated him for alcoholism. alcoholic | Alcoholics Anonymous Outside media People Robert Holbrook Smith William Duncan Silkworth Movies My Name Is Bill W. Thanks for Sharing Books, etc. Bill W Comments View the discussion thread.