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Lawyer , state senator

Avon Nyanza Williams,, American state legislator. Bar: Massachusetts 1948, Tennessee 1949, United States Supreme Court 1963. Recipient certificates achievement civil rights legal work. Member of American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Sigma Pi Phi, Omega Psi Phi.

Background

Williams,, Avon Nyanza was born on December 22, 1921 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Avon Nyanza and Carrie Belle Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Johnson C. Smith U., Charlotte, North Carolina, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1947, Master of Laws, 1948. Doctor of Laws (honorary) Fisk U., 1989;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary) McHarry Medical College, 1990.

Career

Bar: Massachusetts 1948, Tennessee 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963. Practice law, Knoxville, 1949-1953. Partner firm, Nashville, 1953-1969.

Individual practice law, Nashville, 1969. Member Tennessee State Senate, 1968. Professor dental jurisprudence Meharry Medical College,1970-1984.

Founding member Tennessee Voters Council, 1966, chairman, 1966-1985. Founding member Davidson County Indiana Political Council, 1962, president, 1962-1966. Member State Democratic Steering Committee, 1964.

Delegate National Democratic Convention, 1972. Member Executive Committee Nashville branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1953-1988. Elder, trustee St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 1966.

Member appeals and review committee MeharryMed. College, 1970-1976; board directors Southern Regional Council, 1968, Family andChildren's Service, 1956-1960. Lieutenant colonel Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve.

Achievements

  • Bar: Massachusetts 1948, Tennessee 1949, United States Supreme Court 1963.

Membership

Member of American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Sigma Pi Phi, Omega Psi Phi.

Connections

Married Joan Marie Bontemps, 1956. Children: Avon Nyanza, Wendy Janette.

father:
Avon Nyanza

mother:
Carrie Belle Williams

spouse:
Joan Marie Bontemps

children:
Wendy Janette Williams,

Avon Nyanza Williams,