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Edward Bennett Williams

Born: 31-May-1920
Birthplace: Hartford, CT
Died: 13-Aug-1988
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Washington Superlawyer

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1941-42, medical discharge)

Prominent clients included Joseph McCarthy (during his Senate censure, 1954), Jimmy Hoffa (bribery, 1957), Adam Clayton Powell (tax evasion, 1960), Frank Costello, Robert Vesco, Bobby Baker, and John Connally (bribery, 1976).


[1] Republican until 1964.

Father: Joseph Barnard Williams
Mother: Mary Bennett
Wife: Dorothy Adair Guider (m. 1949, d. 1959, three children)
Wife: Agnes Anne Neill (William & Connolly attorney, m. 1960, four children)

    University: BA, College of the Holy Cross (1941)
    Law School: LLB, Georgetown University Law Center
    Professor: Criminal Law & Evidence, Georgetown University Law Center (1946-58)

    Williams & Connolly Co-Founder (1967-88)
    Williams & Wadden (1966-67)
    Williams, Wadden & Stein (1963-66)
    Williams & Stein (1962-63)
    Law Office of Edward Bennett Williams (1951-62)
    Chase & Williams Co-Founder, Partner (1949-51)
    Hogan & Hartson (1945-49)
    Teamsters General Counsel (1957-64)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1976-77, 1982-85)
    Member of the Board of 20th Century Fox (1981-?)
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Democratic National Committee Treasurer (1974-77)
    Knights of Malta National President (1984-)
    Pentagon Papers Advised the Post to publish
    Watergate Scandal
    The Washington Post Co. Counsel
    Wedding: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver (1986)
    Irish Ancestry
    Welsh Ancestry

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Baltimore Orioles Owner (1979-88)
    Washington Redskins President (1965-85)

Author of books:
One Man's Freedom (1962)


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