John W. Williams

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John W. (Billy) Williams, ca. 1960

John W. (Billy) Williams was a member and chairman (1957-1963) of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. He was appointed to a fourth consecutive term as chair in 1960. [1]

Notable events

  • In January 1952, he and two other supervisors disagreed with county executive Dan A. Robinson regarding how livestock should be assessed for tax purposes. [2]
  • September 17, 1952Albemarle County Board of Supervisors go into closed session without giving the press a reason why. Williams told the Daily Progress that "I have no comment to make at this time." [3]
  • In 1953, he opted not to run for the House of Delegates. [4]
  • In 1954, he was chair of an Albemarle County committee that offered a recommendation on school segregation what was presented to the Board of Supervisors on September 22 of that year. [5]
  • December 31, 1963 – Williams, whose name has been in speculation as a possible candidate for City Council in the 1964 election, said today that he doesn’t plan to seek election. Williams term on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors ends at midnight. His home is in the area annexed by the city in 1962, so he would be eligible to seek city office after expiration of his term as a county official. Many of those who elected him to the county office are – along with him – now city residents through annexation.[6]

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  1. Print: Garth Named to Post on School Board, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 3, 1960, Page 3.
  2. Web. Supervisors Clarify Scale For Putting Tax Value on Livestock, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 29, 1952, retrieved January 28, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  3. Web. Board Members Keep Secret of Private Session Yesterday, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, September 18, 1952, retrieved September 17, 2022. Print. September 18, 1952 page 1.
  4. Web. William Won't Seek House Seat, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 5, 1953, retrieved February 5, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. February 5, 1953 page 3.
  5. Web. Report is Ready on Segregation - Supervisors To Hear it Wednesday Night, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family
  6. Web. Williams Not to Seek Council Seat in 1964, Allan Bruns, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 31, 1963, retrieved January 15, 2023.