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David W. Williams

Born: Mar 20, 1910

Death: Jan 1, 2000

Birthplace: Atlanta

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

David W. Williams

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1910
Date of Death : Jan 1, 2000
Birth Place : Atlanta

David W. Williams was an American attorney and judge, the first African-American federal judge west of the Mississippi. He is best known for his work in the abolition of restrictive covenants and for overseeing 4,000 criminal cases that stemmed from the 1965 Watts riots.


  • Lawyer
  • Judge

Also known as

  • David Welford Williams
  • David Williams
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