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Encyclopedia > Anthony A. Williams
Anthony Allen Williams
Anthony A. Williams

In office
January 2, 1999 – January 2, 2007
Preceded by Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Succeeded by Adrian M. Fenty

Born July 28, 1951
Los Angeles, CA
Political party Democratic
Spouse Diane Simmons Williams
Profession Attorney and Financial officer
Religion Roman Catholic

Anthony Allen "Tony" Williams (born July 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who served as the fifth elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2007. http://dc. ... List of mayors for Washington, D.C. The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... (Not to be confused with Marion Berry, U.S. Representative from Arkansas. ... Adrian M. Fenty Adrian M. Fenty (b. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... List of mayors for Washington, D.C. The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. ... ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Williams is the adopted son of Virginia and the late Lewis Williams, and is one of eight children. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale College, earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Doctor of Law or Doctor of Jurisprudence(J.D. or JD, from the Latin Juris Doctor) is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) is a professional Masters degree that traditionally provided training in policy analysis and program evaluation at public policy schools. ... John F. Kennedy School of Government The John F. Kennedy School of Government is a public policy school and one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636,[1] Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning still operating in the United States. ...


Prior to his service in the D.C. government, Williams served as Chief Financial Officer of the United States Department of Agriculture and held a variety of executive posts in cities around the U.S. The United States Department of Agriculture (also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA) is a United States Federal Executive Department (or Cabinet Department). ...


Williams first rose to prominence as the District of Columbia's Chief Financial Officer during the final term of Mayor Marion Barry. The city council and mayor, reeling from years of fiscal mismanagement, were put under the oversight of a Congress-appointed control board that appointed Williams. Williams led the city into a fiscal recovery, which made him a popular figure; having been "drafted" by popular support, he was elected mayor in 1998, despite not having held any elected office since sitting on the New Haven, Connecticut Board of Aldermen when a student at Yale University. Marion Barry Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ... Yale redirects here. ...


Williams' first term as mayor had decidedly mixed results. He restored the city to the financial black, running budget surpluses every year and allowing the control board to terminate itself. However, Williams also alienated lower-income residents, presiding over unchecked gentrification throughout the city and trimming the budget by closing inpatient services at D.C. General Hospital, the only public hospital in the District. A hospital today is an institution for professional health care provided by physicians and nurses. ...


In 2002, Williams ran for reelection. Because D.C. is dominated by Democrats, the Democratic primary election is widely considered to be the actual deciding contest. In the 2002 primary, the mayor needed to collect signatures from voters to get his name on the ballot. The firm that he hired to do this had some irregularities with the names on petitions. Examples of faulty signatures on his petitions included Tony Blair, Billy Joel, and Robin Hood. As a result of the dodgy petitions, Williams was fined $277,700 by the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics[1] and was kicked off the ballot, forcing him to run as a write-in candidate. His chief opponent, minister Willie Wilson, also ran as a write-in. Despite this handicap, Williams won both the Democratic and Republican primaries as a write-in candidate and went on to be reelected in the general election. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... Look up Petition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, USA) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... The District of Columbia Board of Elections & Ethics, or BOEE, is the independent agency of the District government responsible for the administration of elections, ballot access and voter registration. ... In most Protestant churches, a minister is a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain or Elder. ... Reverend Willie F. Wilson was born in Newport News, Virginia. ...


In the D.C. political spectrum, Williams is generally seen as a moderate; he has good relations with Congress, the business community, and the city at large. Unlike mainstream Democrats, he said he was "open" to Sam Brownback's proposal to implement a flat tax in DC, and he supports school vouchers. His public persona is that of an uncharismatic bureaucrat, especially when compared to the colorful Barry. He is known for his signature bow tie. A political spectrum is a way of visualizing different political positions. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Samuel Dale Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... A flat tax, also called a proportional tax, is a system that taxes all entities in a class (typically either citizens or corporations) at the same rate (as a proportion on income), as opposed to a graduated, or progressive, scheme. ... An education voucher, commonly called a school voucher, is a certificate by which parents are given the ability to pay for the education of their children at a school of their choice, rather than the public school to which they were assigned. ... A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy, usually within an institution of the government. ... One option to tie a bowtie The bowtie is a mens fashion accessory, popularly worn with other formal attire, such as suits. ...


Williams was instrumental in arranging a deal to move the financially ailing Montréal Expos, a Major League Baseball team, to Washington, D.C. Although he faced opposition from much of the D.C. City Council, Wiliams eventually prevailed—and in late December 2004, the Council approved by one vote a financing plan for a new stadium. The new team, the Washington Nationals, began playing in April of 2005, the first time since 1971 that the nation's capital has had its own major league baseball team. The Montreal Expos were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of Washington, D.C.. As such, it is analogous to the city councils of other cities in the United States, but in some manners it is also analogous to state legislatures. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park (Montreal) (1969-1976) [3] The Expos played twenty...


On September 28, 2005, Williams announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2006. [2] Williams endorsed Linda W. Cropp as a successor, though Cropp lost to Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary; Fenty went on to win the general election. September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Linda W. Cropp is a politician from Washington, DC, the capital of the United States. ... Adrian Fenty and family Adrian M. Fenty is a politician in Washington, D.C. who is currently serving his second term as a councilmember representing Ward 4 on the Council of the District of Columbia. ...


In 2006, he became a member of the Capital-to-Capital Coalition, a group of Washington, D.C.-area businesses and leaders who are dedicated to the establishment of a non-stop passenger air route between Washington Dulles International Airport and Beijing, China. The Capital-to-Capital Coalition is a group of Washington, DC- area businesses and leaders who are dedicated to the establishment of a non-stop passenger air route between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. ... Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD) serves the greater Washington, D.C./metropolitan area. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


External links

  • Official biography (DC.gov now redirects to Adrian Fenty)
  • Mayor seeks reelection, but isn't on the ballot
Preceded by
Marion Barry
Mayor of the District of Columbia
19992007
Succeeded by
Adrian Fenty

 
 

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