Miller Center

G. Williams

Speaker: G. Mennen Williams
Date: March 8, 1974
As a lawyer with the Social Security Board in 1936, he helped write the legal briefs that upheld the Social Security Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. During his tenure as Governor of Michigan (1949-1961), Williams improved the state?s highway system and advanced the cause of civil rights. He was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1960-1966). Also served as ambassador to the Philippines (1968-1969) and discusses experiences of his career related to Lyndon B. Johnson.