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Political scientist , writer

Leaford Clemetson Williams, Jamaican, American writer, political scientist. Decorated Bronze Star.

Background

Williams, Leaford Clemetson was born on October 3, 1924 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of Jeremiah and Alice Williams.

Education

Student, Georgetown University, 1960. Bachelor in International Relations, American University, Washington, 1961. Master of Arts in International Relations, American University, Washington, 1972.

Career

Foreign service officer United States Information Agency, Washington, 1961-1967. Public affairs officer United States Civil Service Department Transportation, 1968-1979. Assistant to director White House Conference on Small Business, 1979-1980.

Chief mission, Taegu, Korea. Cultural attache, Bombay, India. Public affairs officer American Embassy, Seoul, Korea.

Works

Membership

City Council candidate Democratic Party, Washington, 1974. Chairman Disciples Men Christian Church, Washington, 1990. Chairman United Nations Association, Washington, 1980-1990.

Board member Immigration and Refugees Services, Washington, New York City, since 1992. With United States Air Force, 1950-1956. Member Thursday Luncheon Group Department State (program officer 1980-1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, public speaking, writing.

Connections

Married Bertha M. Bussey, May 19, 1950. Children: Valerie, Kharl, Brenda.

father:
Jeremiah Williams

mother:
Alice Williams

spouse:
Bertha M. Bussey

children:
Valerie Williams

Kharl Williams

Brenda Williams