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9/6/07: Remembering JD Williams

JD Williams served as the founding director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics from 1965 to 1975. (Photo courtesy of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 2001)

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday evening, JD Williams died in his Salt Lake City home. Williams, who taught politics at the University of Utah for some 40 years, was mentor to numerous local and national politicians and a passionate example of service to the community. His friend and student Sharlene Linford said he taught everyone the importance of character. For Williams, being a good person was the foundation for being a better citizen. Thursday, we remember JD Williams, and his lasting impact on Utah and the nation.

  • On Friday, September 21st, there will be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary (2350 E 1300 South) in Salt Lake City.
  • The following morning, Saturday, September 22nd at 11, there will be a memorial service at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah.
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