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Harrison Williams: The Decathlete
Harrison Williams: The Decathlete
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Stanford Athletics
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone - Featuring Harrison Williams
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone - Featuring Harrison Williams
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Jim Machajewski
LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR
LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: PublicResourceOrg
Harrison Ford salutes John Williams
Harrison Ford salutes John Williams
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: American Film Institute
Audley Harrison v Danny Williams 2 won TKO 3, Amir Khan v Rashid won 10, Nick Boyd KO
Audley Harrison v Danny Williams 2 won TKO 3, Amir Khan v Rashid won 10, Nick Boyd KO
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: Glovesgymabc Gloves
Audley Harrison vs Danny Willams II (Part 1)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Willams II (Part 1)
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: AudleyHarrisonFights
Breaking the ABSCAM Story - www.NBCUniversalArchives.com
Breaking the ABSCAM Story - www.NBCUniversalArchives.com
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: NBCUniversal Archives
Paul Harrison Williams
Paul Harrison Williams
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Angie Pate
[AMAZING] Australian idiot surfs dead whale as sharks circle Harrison Williams
[AMAZING] Australian idiot surfs dead whale as sharks circle Harrison Williams
Published: 2014/11/02
Channel: Raphael Viena
Danny Williams & Audley Harrison - SQUARE UP and BRAWL!
Danny Williams & Audley Harrison - SQUARE UP and BRAWL!
Published: 2009/09/21
Channel: KCLBoxing
Harrison Williams everyone!
Harrison Williams everyone!
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: Will Warren
Harrison williams "Anonymous"
Harrison williams "Anonymous"
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: mustang75620
WWE Trampoline Moves With Friend! ft. Harrison Hodder-Williams
WWE Trampoline Moves With Friend! ft. Harrison Hodder-Williams
Published: 2016/09/17
Channel: Jamie O'Hagan / Jay Hagan
Brooke Harrison Performing Ours - Williams Talent Show (Nov 2012)
Brooke Harrison Performing Ours - Williams Talent Show (Nov 2012)
Published: 2012/12/02
Channel: Jeff Harrison
Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra (2) State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra (2) State Championships 2014
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: Harrison Williams
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 1)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 1)
Published: 2010/12/18
Channel: AudleyHarrisonFights
Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Ryan Pitra State Championships 2014
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: Harrison Williams
Harrison Ford and John Williams Tribute
Harrison Ford and John Williams Tribute
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Star Wars Junk
Harrison Williams Junior Year Highlights 2014
Harrison Williams Junior Year Highlights 2014
Published: 2014/11/19
Channel: harrisonwsjb
Audley Harrison vs Danny Willams II (Part 2)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Willams II (Part 2)
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: AudleyHarrisonFights
Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: NoblePros
Harrison williams test hit at the pad
Harrison williams test hit at the pad
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: mustang75620
Dan Snyder, Harrison Williams, The Sun I The Feed
Dan Snyder, Harrison Williams, The Sun I The Feed
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: SBS VICELAND
Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone-Harrison Williams
Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone-Harrison Williams
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Harrison Williams
Harrison Williams Reno PV Summit 2014
Harrison Williams Reno PV Summit 2014
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: nationalscholastic
Calvin Harris - Feels (Official Video) ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
Calvin Harris - Feels (Official Video) ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: CalvinHarrisVEVO
This Day in Jersey: Dec. 10, 2015 - Harrison A. Williams born, Earthquake hits Burlington
This Day in Jersey: Dec. 10, 2015 - Harrison A. Williams born, Earthquake hits Burlington
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: New Jersey 101.5
Harrison Williams 1
Harrison Williams 1
Published: 2013/01/23
Channel: Harrison Williams
Harrison williams go pro shot
Harrison williams go pro shot
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: mustang75620
26 year-old Australian Harrison Williams jumps onto whale carcass as two great white sharks circle
26 year-old Australian Harrison Williams jumps onto whale carcass as two great white sharks circle
Published: 2014/11/04
Channel: The National
HARRISON WILLIAMS JAR JAR BINKS BALL IS LIFE
HARRISON WILLIAMS JAR JAR BINKS BALL IS LIFE
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Jar jar binks
Harrison on the drums
Harrison on the drums
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Harrison Williams
Harrison Williams - Showreel 2016/17
Harrison Williams - Showreel 2016/17
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Harrison Williams
Harrison Williams
Harrison Williams
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Jim Masterman
Harrison Williams vs Anton Krocko State Championships 2014
Harrison Williams vs Anton Krocko State Championships 2014
Published: 2014/04/12
Channel: Harrison Williams
Kieran Harrison Williams
Kieran Harrison Williams
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Kieran Williams
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 2)
Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams (Part 2)
Published: 2010/12/18
Channel: AudleyHarrisonFights
Bradley Harrison Williams
Bradley Harrison Williams
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: jillgrins
Harrison Williams driving Butch Mannings gaser
Harrison Williams driving Butch Mannings gaser
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: victor williams
Elvis Presley played by Harrison Williams
Elvis Presley played by Harrison Williams
Published: 2010/02/07
Channel: lwrebels1
Harrison williams vs red mustang
Harrison williams vs red mustang
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: mustang75620
Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
Rev. Harrison Williams & Rev Marvin Jackson
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: NoblePros
GAME OF SCOOT | AARON WILLIAMS VS HARRISON JONES  *INTENSE*
GAME OF SCOOT | AARON WILLIAMS VS HARRISON JONES *INTENSE*
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Luke Knight Films
ALLEGED KILLERS HARRISON WILLIAMS GET NEW TRIAL
ALLEGED KILLERS HARRISON WILLIAMS GET NEW TRIAL
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Cbn4News
VIDEO:: MASTERMINDS TOMORROW WITH ALEX BRANDAU, AARON ARMSTRONG, AND HARRISON WILLIAMS!
VIDEO:: MASTERMINDS TOMORROW WITH ALEX BRANDAU, AARON ARMSTRONG, AND HARRISON WILLIAMS!
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Agent Services
Harrison Williams Cobra tnt at srh
Harrison Williams Cobra tnt at srh
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Southern Street Racers
Williams, Harrison, Johnson and Baugh on the NCAA Tournament
Williams, Harrison, Johnson and Baugh on the NCAA Tournament
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: utsportstv
40 Years of Star Wars Panel Full - Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando
40 Years of Star Wars Panel Full - Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Disneyland Experience
Harrison Williams - Green (Audio)
Harrison Williams - Green (Audio)
Published: 2014/03/02
Channel: Harrison Williams
Dance World Cup Germany 2017 TRIO Harrison,  Ellie jo and Libby
Dance World Cup Germany 2017 TRIO Harrison, Ellie jo and Libby
Published: 2017/10/02
Channel: Harrison Vaughan
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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
Resting place Hillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jeanette Smith
Education Oberlin College
Columbia Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Lieutenant (JG)
Unit Reserves
Battles/wars World War II

Harrison Arlington "Pete" Williams Jr. (December 10, 1919 – November 17, 2001) was a Democrat who represented New Jersey in 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, defeating a future leader in the Republican Party, David A. Norcross.

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.

Abscam conviction and retirement[edit]

In 1981, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation (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. Williams was also charged a $50,000 fine in addition to prison time.[4] 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.[5][6]

See also[edit]

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 (November 20, 2001). "Ex-Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr., 81, Dies; Went to Prison Over Abscam Scandal". New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ 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"
  6. ^ "Harrison A. Williams Jr. Dies". The Washington Post. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 

External links[edit]

U.S. 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
U.S. 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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