Williams, Edward BennettAlternative names
1920, May 31:
Born, Hartford, Conn.
A.B., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
1941- 1942: Served in United States Army Air Force
LL.B, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.
1945- 1949: Practiced law, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C.
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.
Defended Joseph R. McCarthy in censure action before the United States Senate
Defended Confidential Magazine against charges of violating postal obscenity laws
Defended former Office of Strategic Services officer Aldo Icardi against a perjury charge related to the alleged murder of another OSS officer
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
Defended industrialist Bernard Goldfine against tax evasion charges
Married Agnes A. Neill Defended Adam Clayton Powell in a tax evasion case
Published One Man's Freedom (New York: Atheneum. 344 pp.)
Represented Robert G. Baker before the Senate Rules Committee regarding allegations of corruption.
1965- 1985: President, Washington Redskins football team
Cofounded Williams and Connolly, Washington, D.C.
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)
- Practice of law--United States
- United States (as recorded)