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Name:  Walter Dakin Williams  

Pen Name: Dakin Williams

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1919 St. Louis, Missouri


Illinois Connection

Dakin Williams began a private law practice in Collinsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Younger brother of playwright Tennessee Williams, Dakin Williams was an attorney, politician, and author. He received his bachelor's and law degrees from Washington University and was pursuing an MBA at Harvard when he was drafted into service in World War II. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in East St. Louis before entering private law practice. He continued to practice and do pro bono work into his 80s.

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