[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF WALKER ALEXANDER WILLIAMS, JR.
HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON
of the district of columbia
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of
Representatives to join me in honoring the life and legacy of District
of Columbia resident and my friend Walker Alexander Williams, Jr.
Walker, who is 76, was honored this week at the Lincoln Theatre.
Born on November 7, 1940, Walker Alexander Williams, Jr. took on a
selfless life of service to others. After attending Boston University
and earning a degree in communications, he went on to attend Seton Hall
and Rutgers University's Graduate Schools of Business Administration.
From there, he built an impressive career working with an array of non-
governmental organizations on issues ranging from education to economic
development. During this time, he developed an expertise in the area of
African and Caribbean development. He had a remarkable understanding of
the African and Caribbean diaspora and politics, and realized the
importance of elevating their voices in Washington, advocating for them
and advising international and U.S. government agencies. He went on to
found Leadership Africa USA in 2006 and served as President and Founder
of Education Africa USA, focusing on educational challenges in South
Walker leaves behind his partner, Janice M. Smith; his brother,
Kenneth Williams; his sisters Diane Harris and Elaine Bloom; children,
Bryn Williams Meyer and Walker Williams III; and his grandchildren Max
Meyer, Lashonna and Yahshua Williams.
I ask the House of Representatives to join me in honoring the life
and legacy of Walker Alexander Williams, Jr., and remembering his
selfless dedication to others.