SUPERIOR, Wis -

Along with many other accomplishments Williamson received the Nobel Prize for economics 2009 presented to him by the king of Sweden and has collected nearly a dozen honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

Classmate Patricia Luder says, "I think everyone is going to be surprised even in my class because he's accomplished so much and he's gotten so many awards."

Williamson is also the founding editor of The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.