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William Bailey Williford, American publishing company executive, author Recipient special.award Dixie Council Authors and Journalists, 1976. Named Kentucky Colonel, 1968.


Williford, William Bailey was born on July 12, 1921 in Sanford, Florida, United States. Son of William Francis and Frances Elizabeth (Williford) Bailey.


Graduate, University Georgia. Student, University Florence, Italy. Student, University Tennessee.

Student, University Wisconsin.


With Uttar Pradesh, 1948, Macmillan Public Company, 1949—1950. Public relations executive with various corporations and government agencies, 1952—1968. President Cherokee Public Company, 1968—1983.

Chairman board Larlin Corporation, 1983—1985. Director Windsor Development Corporation, since 1987. Lecturer creative writing Emory University, Atlanta, 1964.

With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, with United States Air Force, 1950-1953, major United States Air Force.



Member of the board counselors Oxford College, 1972-1978. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, United States Air Force, 1950-1952. Member Georgia, Atlanta (trustee 1960-1966), Newton County (trustee 1971-1975, Chairman of the Board 1971-1973) history societies, Sons of the American Revolution, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Sumter Historic Preservation Society, Phi Delta Theta.

Clubs: Commerce, Capital City (Atlanta).


Married Julia Benton, June 23, 1969 (deceased April 1986). 1 child from previous marriage Lawrence Brumby.

Wiliam Francis Bailey

Frances Elizabeth (Williford) Bailey

Julia Benton