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Clanton Ware Williams

educational administrator.

Clanton Ware Williams, American educational administrator. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medal with clusters, others.


Williams, Clanton Ware was born on June 13, 1904 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of Clanton Ware and Tallulah Hart (McGehee) Williams.


Bachelor of Arts, Davidson College, 1927, Doctor of Laws. A.M., U. Alabama, 1928, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1974. Postgraduate Alabama Polytechnic Institute, University of Chicago.

Doctor of Philosophy., Vanderbilt University, 1938.


Teacher, Barnes School, Montgomery, 1922-1923. With Asheville (North Carolina) School System, 1928-1929. Instructor to professor of history U. Alabama, 1929-1955.

Vice president academic affairs U. Houston, 1955-1956, president, 1956-1961. Educational consultant United States Air Force, Union of Burma, Department Health, Edition and Welfare, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agency for International Development, 1960-1963. Chief education adviser Agency for International Development, India, 1963-1967.

Resident coordinator Institute International Education, Pakistan, 1967-1969. Executive director Alabama Commision on Higher Education, Montgomery, 1970-1973, executive director emeritus, 1973-1975. Radio commentator, lecturer, 1939-1942, 47-51.


  • Author: Gist of English History, 1933 (revised as Topical History of Britain, 1936). Uncle Sam, A Short History of the United States of America, 1943. Abner McGehee, review 1944.

    History of Montgomery, Alabama to 1846, review 1950. Ideologies in Conflict, 1950, 4th review, 1955. Background of the News, 1939-1951 (18 vols.).

    Numerous vols. lectures, staff studies, histories in air force and international affairs. Studies in Burmese, Indian, Pakistani, Texas and Alabama higher education.


Member Alabama Civilian Defense Council, 1942. Served from captain to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American, Mississippi Valley, Alabama, Southern history associations, American Military Institute, American Academy Political and Social Science, Air Force Association, Air Reserve Association, Newcomen Society, American Legion, S.A.R., English Speaking Union, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, others.

Kiwanian.; Clubs: Petroleum, River Oaks Country (Houston).


Married Claudine Payne, July 25, 1936. Children: Pamela McGehee (Mistress.

Clanton Ware Williams

Tallulah Hart (McGehee) Williams

Claudine Payne

Pamela McGehee (Mrs Williams