Avon Nyanza Williams Edit Profile
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.
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.
Member of American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Sigma Pi Phi, Omega Psi Phi.
Married Joan Marie Bontemps, 1956. Children: Avon Nyanza, Wendy Janette.