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Karl C. Williams, American lawyer.


Williams, Karl C. was born on October 2, 1902 in Egan, Illinois, United States. Son of Aaron Otis and Alma (Glynn) Williams.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1923. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1926. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Rockford College, 1959, College Great Falls, 1966.


Bar: Massachusetts 1926, Illinois 1927. Assistant states attorney, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1927-1932, master in chancery, 1940-1942, special assistant attorney general Illinois, 1943-1949. Member of law firm Williams, McCarthy, Kinley, Rudy & Picha (and predecessor firm.).

Trustee Rockford College, from 1939, chairman, 1949-1970.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.


Fellow American Bar Foundation (chairman fellows 1969-1970, treasurer 1972-1975), American College Trial Lawyers. Member Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit (director 1967-1976, 78—), American Bar Association (house of deals 1949-1951, 54-56, 60-77, Board of Governors 1968-1972, treasurer 1972-1975, Chairman of Commission jurisprudence and law reform 1958-1959, 62, Chairman of Commission clients security fund 1961-1968, Chairman of Commission on scope and correlation 1963-1964, chairman consortium on legal services and the public 1975-1976), Illinois Bar Association (Board of Governors 1944-1951, president 1954-1955), Winnebago County Bar Association (president 1954-1955), American Judicature Society (director 1953-1956), National Conference of Bar. President (member executive council since 1954, chairman 1958-1959), Illinois Society Trial Lawyers.


Married Mary E. Commons, May 10, 1934. Children: Judith Glynn Callender, Meredith Ogilby.

Aaron Otis Williams

Alma (Glynn) Williams

Mary E. Commons

Judith Glynn Callender Williams

Meredith Ogilby Williams