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Arthur Middleton Williams, Jr.


Arthur Middleton Williams, was born in Charleston, September 16, 1914. He attended Columbia city schools, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry in 1936 at Clemson University. Later, he graduated with honors from University of South Carolina School of Law in 1942. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After Army service in World War II, he practiced law while teaching courses at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law and then later joined South Carolina Electric & Gas Company becoming Vice President and General Counsel of SCE&G. He was elected President on August 1, 1966, CEO the following year, and named Chairman of the Board of SCE&G in May 1977.

Williams also served on the Boards of SCN Bank, SCE&G, Liberty Corporation, Benedict College, Converse College, USO, Richland County Red Cross, and numerous other worthwhile organizations. He received an honorary doctorate of law degrees from Carolina, Clemson and Benedict. He was a member of Trinity Cathedral.

He died July 9, 1990.

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