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Lewis Kemper Williams

honorary government official , banker

Lewis Kemper Williams, American honorary government official, banker. Decorated Legion of Merit (United States).


Williams, Lewis Kemper was born on September 23, 1887 in Patterson, Louisiana, United States. Son of Francis Bennett and Emily Williamson (Seyburn) Williams.


Student of University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1906-1908, Doctor of Civil Law, 1935.


Secretary-treasurer F. B. Williams Sypress Limited company, 1912-1932, president, 1932-1934. Past Chairman of the Board Williams, Inc. Past president, director City Center Realty Company.

Past director National Bank of Commerce, Internat Trade Mart, Central Gulf S.S. Company. Now honorary consul general of Monaco. Past director Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana.

Former chairman New Orleans Housing Authority. President National Association Housing Officials, 1939. Past Chairman of the Board regents, former trustee University of the South.

Member of national council Boy Scouts American. President New Orleans Community Chest, 1933. President trustees Episcopal Diocese Louisiana.


Member of national council Boy Scouts American. Served from Second lieutenant to major, United States Army, 1917-1918. Member N.E. Genealogical Society, Reserve Officers Association (president 1931-1934), Virginia Antiquities, New Orleans Association Commerce, New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Society (past president), Newcomen Society, Society Cincinnati, Mayflower Society, S.A.R., Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Clubs: Boson, Louisiana, Country (New Orleans).


Married Leila Moore, October 2, 1920 (deceased).

Francis Bennett Williams

Emily Williamson (Seyburn) Williams

Leila Moore