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Lawrence R. Williams

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My Background

I was born in a small town in East Texas called Point Blank.  I grew up in Livingston , Texas where I attended Dunbar Elementary, Junior High, and High School.  I received my undergraduate training at Texas Southern University in Houston Texas .  After spending two years in the United States Army, I resumed my graduate studies at The University of Michigan.  For more information about my academic life, you should visit my curriculum vita .

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My Interests

I am a closet shade tree mechanic and like to tinker with automobile repair.  My favorite movie is still Dr. Zhivago , which won the Oscar for the Best Picture in 1967.

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My Family

My wife is Winifred Williams .  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio .  Currently, she is a Contracting Officer for the Environmental Contracting Division at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio , Texas .  She enjoys reading a good book, shopping, and traveling to new places.

I have three children and two grandsons.

Marcus Lorioun Williams received a Bachelor Of Science degree in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin.  Marcus has been a dedicated and effective mathematics teacher at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas, and at Hobby Middle School  and  John Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas.  He is presently employed by a national testing firm providing leadership to a team that develops mathematics assessment instruments.  He is married to Jarah Torrez-Williams.  They have two sons, Jordan Daniel Williams , who is two years old, and Lorenzo James Williams, who was born in April, 2007.  Jarah has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University , San Antonio , Texas .

Vernetha Dionne Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics from Spelman College in Atlanta , Georgia . Presently she is a manager of a communications computer software team for a national firm.

Lawrence R. Williams, Jr. or affectionately, Ray Ray , is a senior at the University of North Texas majoring in Jazz Studies.  He has received many accolades for his musical abilities on the trumpet including being named to the All-Region Jazz band for four years while in high school and performing as a member of the All-State Symphonic Band.  He was a member of the Inner City All Stars Brass Band that performed exceptionally well at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on the syndicated show Showtime at the Apollo. 

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Links to My Favorite Sites

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