Williams, Edward Bennett

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Birth 1920-05-31
Death 1988-08-13

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1920, May 31: Born, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1941: A.B., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Served in United States Army Air Force
  • 1945: LL.B, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 - 1949 : Practiced law, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C.
  • 1949: Cofounded Chase and Williams law firm, Washington, D.C. Married Dorothy A. Guider (died 1959)
  • 1946 - 1958 : Professor, criminal law and evidence, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954: Defended Joseph R. McCarthy in censure action before the United States Senate
  • 1955: Defended Confidential Magazine against charges of violating postal obscenity laws
  • 1956: Defended former Office of Strategic Services officer Aldo Icardi against a perjury charge related to the alleged murder of another OSS officer
  • 1957: Represented Frank Costello in a denaturalization proceeding and in an appellate proceeding involving wiretap evidence Defended teamster union leader James R. Hoffa in a bribery case
  • 1959: Defended industrialist Bernard Goldfine against tax evasion charges
  • 1960: Married Agnes A. Neill Defended Adam Clayton Powell in a tax evasion case
  • 1962: Published One Man's Freedom (New York: Atheneum. 344 pp.)
  • 1963: Represented Robert G. Baker before the Senate Rules Committee regarding allegations of corruption.
  • 1965 - 1985 : President, Washington Redskins football team
  • 1967: Cofounded Williams and Connolly, Washington, D.C.
  • 1971: Visiting lecturer, Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1974 - 1977 : Treasurer, Democratic party national committee
  • 1976 - 77, 82 : Member, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • 1979 - 1988 : Owner, Baltimore Orioles baseball team
  • 1988, Aug. 13: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Edward Bennett Williams Papers, 1920-1990, (bulk 1960-1988), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Practice of law--United States

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  • Lawyers

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  • United States (as recorded)