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Walter Dakin Williams

Born: 1919 St. Louis, Missouri
Died: 2008 in Belleville, Illinois

Pen Name: Dakin Williams

Connection to Illinois: Dakin Williams began a private law practice in Collinsville.

Biography: Younger brother of playwright Tennessee Williams, Dakin Williams was an attorney, politician, and author. He received his bachelor's and law degrees from Washington University and was pursuing an MBA at Harvard when he was drafted into service in World War II. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in East St. Louis before entering private law practice. He continued to practice and do pro bono work into his 80s.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Walter Dakin Williams on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Tennessee Williams :
ISBN: 0877954887 OCLC: 9684523

Arbor House, New York : ©1983.

A set-the-record-straight of of the tempestuous life and career of the man who was widely considered the world's most illustrious playwright.