Who is Walter E. Williams? Walter E. Williams Bio/Wiki
Walter Edward Williams was an author, commentator, and American economist. He was George Mason University’s John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, as well as a syndicated columnist and author known for his classical liberal and libertarian views. He was born on March 31, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Williams died on the morning of December 1, 2020, having taught his last economics class at George Mason the evening before.
I’m seeing reports that one of the two men responsible for leading me to libertarianism has passed away.
And one of the greatest personal milestones was being able to tell him, in the flesh, what exactly he meant to me.
Rest easy, Dr. Walter E. Williams. pic.twitter.com/XYOB5CmF5K
— Eric July (@EricDJuly) December 2, 2020
He was 84 years old.
Williams was an economics lecturer at Los Angeles City College from 1967 to 1969 and Cal State Los Angeles from 1967 to 1971, during his doctoral studies.
Williams has written hundreds of research papers, book reviews, and commentaries for scholarly journals such as the American Economic Review, Policy Review, and Labor Research Journal, as well as influential journals such as The American Spectator, Newsweek, Reason, and The Wall Street Journal, since 1971.
At Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Williams was awarded an honorary degree. He has also worked on advisory boards, including the National Science Foundation’s Review Board of Economics Studies, the Cause Foundation, the National Tax Limitation Committee, and the Hoover Institute.
Ten books were written by Williams, starting with The State Against Blacks and America,
A Minority Perspective in 1982. In 1985, for PBS, he wrote and hosted documentaries. The documentary’ Good Intentions’ was based on his novel, The State Against Blacks.
After teaching his final class on Tuesday at George Mason University, Walter Williams died on Wednesday morning. He was 84 years old.
Saddened to learn of the passing of my great teacher, Walter E. Williams. A remarkable communicator, so thorough, and demanded much of his students. Also a hilarious person in a delightfully ironic manner (this came through a lot in class), and a deeply kind man as well. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/CwQW4rIvtm
— Greg Caskey (@gwcask) December 2, 2020
RIP Walter E. Williams. pic.twitter.com/9HkDe7uJdu
— Marx 🟡⚫️ مارك (@MarkBFadel) December 2, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of Walter E. Williams. A brilliant man who inspired me. My favorite quote from him: pic.twitter.com/uTpLkJkzED
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) December 2, 2020
“Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.”
RIP Walter E. Williams pic.twitter.com/4bwy4muStl
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) December 2, 2020
RIP Walter E. Williams Mar. 31, 1936 – Dec. 2, 2020. Dr. Williams was an intellectual titan, fierce defender & proponent of the free-market, Constitution, right-to-life & traditional American values. For those unfamiliar, I recommend you take the time to change that.
— Murray 🇺🇸 (@Rothbard1776) December 2, 2020