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LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR
LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR
::2011/01/08::
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Lost Highway (Hank Williams cover)  Terry Harrison
Lost Highway (Hank Williams cover) Terry Harrison
::2014/06/28::
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Danny Williams & Audley Harrison - SQUARE UP and BRAWL!
Danny Williams & Audley Harrison - SQUARE UP and BRAWL!
::2009/09/21::
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Harrison Williams Reno PV Summit 2014
Harrison Williams Reno PV Summit 2014
::2014/01/20::
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(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle  (Hank Williams cover) - Terry Harrison
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (Hank Williams cover) - Terry Harrison
::2014/06/26::
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Decode the Scene GAME - Ron Howard Cindy Williams Harrison Ford MOVIE CLIPS
Decode the Scene GAME - Ron Howard Cindy Williams Harrison Ford MOVIE CLIPS
::2012/07/26::
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Pharrell Williams - Gust Of Wind ft. Daft Punk (Harrison Edit)
Pharrell Williams - Gust Of Wind ft. Daft Punk (Harrison Edit)
::2014/03/02::
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2040 Williams Rd., Harrison, MI - $99,900
2040 Williams Rd., Harrison, MI - $99,900
::2014/07/30::
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Neil Harrison speaks about Delano Williams
Neil Harrison speaks about Delano Williams
::2012/07/15::
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SJ-R Athlete of the Week: Springfield High
SJ-R Athlete of the Week: Springfield High's Harrison Williams (1/17/14)
::2014/01/16::
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Jambalaya (Hank Williams cover)  Terry Harrison
Jambalaya (Hank Williams cover) Terry Harrison
::2014/06/27::
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Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 5)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 5)
::2010/12/18::
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Mt. Carroll LLRC Select ft Harrison / Robin / Williams - vurbmoto
Mt. Carroll LLRC Select ft Harrison / Robin / Williams - vurbmoto
::2014/06/24::
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Harrison Williams of MUS sets TN state record in 300m hurdles at Spring Fling
Harrison Williams of MUS sets TN state record in 300m hurdles at Spring Fling
::2014/05/27::
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Jessie Harrison as Laurey Williams- Many A New Day- Oklahoma the Musical
Jessie Harrison as Laurey Williams- Many A New Day- Oklahoma the Musical
::2010/12/21::
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Craig Harrison vs Mark Williams at the 1999 British Open Frame 2
Craig Harrison vs Mark Williams at the 1999 British Open Frame 2
::2013/07/08::
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Houston Defenders are DOMINANT! Win Over Boo Williams Feat. Harrison Twins, Derrick Griffin
Houston Defenders are DOMINANT! Win Over Boo Williams Feat. Harrison Twins, Derrick Griffin
::2012/07/26::
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Byron Harrison on Harry Williams
Byron Harrison on Harry Williams' Debut
::2014/04/15::
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Sam Harrison, Matt Ward & Josh Weaver - Angels (Robbie Williams Cover) live @ Liquor Bar
Sam Harrison, Matt Ward & Josh Weaver - Angels (Robbie Williams Cover) live @ Liquor Bar'
::2014/02/28::
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Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 4)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 4)
::2010/12/18::
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Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra (2) State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra (2) State Championships 2014
::2014/04/13::
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Lord I Hope This Day Is Good - (Don Williams cover) Terry Harrison
Lord I Hope This Day Is Good - (Don Williams cover) Terry Harrison
::2012/02/03::
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Medal of Honor recipient Jack Williams of Harrison - Boone County Heritage Museum video
Medal of Honor recipient Jack Williams of Harrison - Boone County Heritage Museum video
::2013/10/25::
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Fever by Sidone Harrison ft Lorianne Williams part 1
Fever by Sidone Harrison ft Lorianne Williams part 1
::2013/06/14::
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Harrison Williams vs Anton Krocko State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Anton Krocko State Championships 2014
::2014/04/12::
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Harrison Williams vs Michael Zelasco State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Michael Zelasco State Championships 2014
::2014/04/12::
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Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
::2014/03/28::
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The Future Mrs
The Future Mrs 'Awkins - Noel Harrison and Andy Williams
::2010/09/12::
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Harrison Twins, Troy Williams Show OUT In New York!! Big Strick Classic Recap Mixtape
Harrison Twins, Troy Williams Show OUT In New York!! Big Strick Classic Recap Mixtape
::2012/09/10::
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Harrison Williams vs Javier Soto State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Javier Soto State Championships 2014
::2014/04/12::
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Paul Harrison Band El Choclo - Cynthia Sayer - Paul Harrison - Peter Williams
Paul Harrison Band El Choclo - Cynthia Sayer - Paul Harrison - Peter Williams
::2009/11/01::
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Marion Williams sings George Harrison
Marion Williams sings George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' (1971)
::2011/10/31::
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Harrison Williams - Longing Road (Audio)
Harrison Williams - Longing Road (Audio)
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George Harrison & Cleave Williams talk about their Wage Theft experience Jun 15 2009 Part1.avi
George Harrison & Cleave Williams talk about their Wage Theft experience Jun 15 2009 Part1.avi
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Superman Theme - Gene Williams & Rich Harrison
Superman Theme - Gene Williams & Rich Harrison
::2008/08/06::
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Olivia Harrison//Birthday Video//She
Olivia Harrison//Birthday Video//She's Madonna - Robbie Williams
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Robbie Williams feel (cover Jon Harrison)
Robbie Williams feel (cover Jon Harrison)
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Harrison Williams Kac
Harrison Williams Kac
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Jonah Williams Great Catch for West Lafayette at Harrison Football
Jonah Williams Great Catch for West Lafayette at Harrison Football
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Brooke Harrison Performing Ours - Williams Talent Show (Nov 2012)
Brooke Harrison Performing Ours - Williams Talent Show (Nov 2012)
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Harrison Craig - Angels | LIVE on Studio 10
Harrison Craig - Angels | LIVE on Studio 10
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Jessie Harrison as Laurey Williams- "Surrey With The Fringe On Top"- Oklahoma the Musical
Jessie Harrison as Laurey Williams- "Surrey With The Fringe On Top"- Oklahoma the Musical
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Andy Williams - w/ Jack Jones, Barbara Eden and Noel Harrison
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Harrison College Commercial - Williams Randall Marketing
Harrison College Commercial - Williams Randall Marketing
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Harrison Williams Lights Up The Block
Harrison Williams Lights Up The Block
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Rev. Dorothy Nell Williams Harrison. Home Going Service Part 1
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John Williams, Harrison Ford + More Return to Episode VII
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Corrupt Reagan era Politicians
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Williams, Harrison, Johnson and Baugh on the NCAA Tournament
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Jessie Harrison as Laurey Williams- People Will Say We
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Harrison A. Williams
Harrison Williams(D-NJ).jpg
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
January 3, 1959 – March 11, 1982
Preceded by Howard Smith
Succeeded by Nicholas Brady
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th district
In office
November 3, 1953 – January 3, 1957
Preceded by Clifford Case
Succeeded by Florence Dwyer
Personal details
Born Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr.
(1919-12-10)December 10, 1919
Plainfield, New Jersey
Died November 17, 2001(2001-11-17) (aged 81)
Denville, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Religion Presbyterian

Harrison Arlington "Pete" Williams, Jr. (December 10, 1919 – November 17, 2001) was a Democrat who represented New Jersey in both the United States House of Representatives (1953–1957) and the United States Senate (1959–1982). Williams was convicted on May 1, 1981 for taking bribes in the Abscam sting operation,[1] and resigned from the U.S. Senate in 1982 before a planned expulsion vote.[2]

Biography[edit]

Williams was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1941. He engaged in newspaper work in Washington, D.C., and studied at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University until called to active duty as a seaman in the United States Naval Reserve in 1941. He became a naval aviator and was discharged as a Lieutenant, junior grade, in 1945. After being employed in the steel industry for a short time, he graduated from Columbia Law School in 1948, and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Hampshire. He returned to Plainfield in 1949 and continued to practice law, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the New Jersey General Assembly in 1951 and for city councilman in 1952.

Congressional service[edit]

Williams was elected to the House of Representatives in a special election in 1953, and was re-elected in 1954 but defeated for re-election in 1956. He was elected to the Senate in 1958 and re-elected in 1964, 1970 and 1976. In 1976, he defeated David A. Norcross, who went on to serve the Republican Party in state and national leadership roles.

He became the first Democratic senator in the history of New Jersey ever to be elected four times. Known as "Pete," Williams fought for a range of social welfare laws and urban transit programs. He was instrumental in passage of such landmark laws as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which protects worker pensions, and the 1969 Coal Mine Safety and Health Act.

He also helped pass legislation that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and had a major role in passage of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, the first federal law to provide mass transportation assistance to states and cities. He also was the chairman of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging from 1967 through 1971.

Williams was the sponsor of the 1968 Williams Act (named after him), which regulates tender offers.

Scandal and retirement[edit]

In 1980, Williams, a resident of Westfield, New Jersey at the time, was convicted of bribery and conspiracy in the Abscam scandal for taking bribes in a sting operation by the FBI.[3] The Senate Committee on Ethics recommended that Williams be expelled because of his "ethically repugnant" conduct. Prior to a Senate vote on his expulsion, Williams resigned on March 11, 1982. Sentenced to three years, he served two years in Federal prison as Inmate #06089-050, the first time in over 80 years that a senator had spent time in prison. Released on January 31, 1986, he served the remainder of his sentence at the Integrity House halfway house, where he later became a member of the board of directors until his death on November 17, 2001. He also attempted to receive a presidential pardon from President Bill Clinton, but his request was denied.

The Metropark train station had been renamed Harrison A. Williams Metropark Station in 1979, in recognition of his support for its construction. However, the name was removed from the station after his conviction.

Williams died of cancer and heart ailments at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, New Jersey, on November 17, 2001. He was a resident of Bedminster Township, New Jersey.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams is Guilty on All Nine Counts in ABSCAM Inquiry, New York Times, May 2, 1981
  2. ^ Governing under the influence; Washington alcoholics: their aides protect them, the media shields them, Washington Monthly, June 1988. "Former senators who have acknowledged alcoholism included the chairman of the Agriculture Committee (Herman Talmadge); the chairman of the Finance Committee (Russell Long), who went on the wagon in the 1970s; and a senior liberal (Harrison Williams), who later went to prison after an Abscam sting caught him taking bribes.
  3. ^ Bachrach, Judy. "Facing Expulsion from the Senate He Loves, Harrison Williams Finds Some Unlikely Supporters", People (magazine), February 1, 1982. Accessed March 5, 2011. "One of them, who asks for anonymity, recalls 'going over to Pete and Nancy's house in Westfield, N.J. and having coffee together. Pete looked about 80 years old—horrible.'"
  4. ^ Martin, Douglas. "Ex-Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr., 81, Dies; Went to Prison Over Abscam Scandal", The New York Times, November 20, 2001. Accessed November 4, 2007. "Harrison A. Williams Jr., the Democratic senator from New Jersey who used his considerable power to further the interests of labor and education before being convicted of bribery and conspiracy in the Abscam scandal, died on Saturday. He was 81 and lived in Bedminster"
  5. ^ "Harrison A. Williams Jr. Dies". The Washington Post. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clifford Case
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

1953–1957
Succeeded by
Florence Dwyer
United States Senate
Preceded by
Howard Smith
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
1959–1982
Served alongside: Clifford Case, Bill Bradley
Succeeded by
Nicholas Brady
Party political offices
Preceded by
Archibald Alexander
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
1958, 1964, 1970, 1976
Succeeded by
Frank Lautenberg
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