Papers of Clarence Strong Williams, 1907-1971
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1 folio folder
1 folio+ folder
2 oversize folders
4 photograph folders
Settling in southern California, Williams worked in the real estate, insurance, and building fields (1921-1928), and taught aviation subjects in various schools. A navigational consultant, he established a reputation as a navigational "wizard," plotting courses and preparing flight analyses for Amelia Earhart and other outstanding pilots for their record-breaking flights. He remarried in 1934, to Gladys Vivienne Culver.
During World War II, Williams headed the navigation department of the Navy's midshipmen's school at Northwestern University (September 1940 - November 1941); served as a convoy commander in the Pacific (March-June 1942); and then commanded the submarine repair dock at Pearl Harbor. In 1945 he was promoted to captain, and served until released to inactive duty in November 1946. He retired from the United States Naval Reserves in 1948. Williams died in December 10, 1971, in California.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Clarence Strong Williams were given to the Schlesinger Library in May 1979 and November 1980 by his daughter, Enid R. Williams. They have been processed and microfilmed with funds provided by Joan R. Challinor.
By: Katherine Kraft
- Williams, Clarence Strong, 1890-1971. Papers of Clarence Strong Williams, 1907-1971: A Finding Aid
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