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Pete Williams

AKA Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr.

Born: 10-Dec-1919
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ
Died: 17-Nov-2001
Location of death: Denville, NJ [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator snagged in ABSCAM

Military service: US Navy (1941-45)

"I know I broke no laws[...] I believe time, history and almighty God will vindicate me."

Unsuccessfully petitioned President Clinton for a pardon in 2000.


[1] St. Clare's Hospital, Denville, NJ.

Wife: Jeanette Smith (wife #2)

    University: Oberlin College (1941)
    University: Georgetown University
    Law School: Columbia University (1948)

    US Senator, New Jersey (1971-82)
    US Senator, New Jersey (1959-70)
    US Congressman, New Jersey 6th (1953-57)
    New Jersey State Assembly (1951)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Abscam Scandal
    Conspiracy convicted 1-May-1981
    Conflict of Interest convicted 1-May-1981
    Hernia Operation Presbyterian Hospital, New York City (26-Jan-1982)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism


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