Let's Ride Together
South Carolina's 7th Congressional District
Williams was very grateful for being giving an opportunity by the youth program and the city, for their concern in seeing the need to make the youth and youth program successful. Williams never worked on a garbage truck since that time. However, he believes that type working experience has helped mold him in so many positive ways.
William’s family loved him, and William learned to strive to do his very best. Also, William learned that: Yes, there is a God and prayer changes things. So, as fate would have it, when William was in high school, he started dating a childhood playmate, JoAnn Johnson, who became his future wife and together they had five children.
William served in Vietnam from 1968 -1969. After the military, he graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University. He would later go on to earn his MBA from Webster University in Myrtle Beach SC. Afterwards, William applied for and got accepted into Capella University Doctoral (PHD) program. That acceptance was huge, because Williams had been looking forward to one day being addressed as "Doctor William H Williams." Especially, after remembering that, it was not too long ago in the distant past that he had failed the second grade and the fourth grade. Williams began his studies at Capella University and was really enjoying the experience of working on his PHD. However, fate took over and William shortly after beginning his PHD program had to withdraw from Capella University for personal reasons.
From 1974-2003, Williams worked for the US Postal Service for approximately 28 years. During his career, he spent 10 years as a Part Time Flex (PTF) clerk/carrier and the remaining approximately 18 years in management as postmaster.
In 2003, Williams decided to retire. Shortly after entering retirement, he received the devastating news that his wife, JoAnn of approximately 37 years had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Approximately a year and a half later, he received more shattering news that his wife had pancreatic cancer. As time progressed with the pancreatic cancer, William became his wife caregiver until she lost her battle with cancer.
After Williams’s wife (JoAnn) lost her battle with cancer, Williams took some time off. He then, out of the desire to always keep reaching, started following an online website call Edx. Edx. is a sponsor for many of the Ivey league Universities programs and or courses. William started following a couple of free courses offered by Harvard University, to actually get the feel for just what it might take to be successful in a Harvard academic program. Therefore, feeling confident that he could be successful, Williams officially registered for a Contract course. William really enjoyed the Contract course; it was very challenging and informative. Also, he enjoyed the fact that he received a grade of pass from taking the course, not to mention his excitement of receiving the certificate as well. The score of pass that was received by Williams from taking the Contract course, translated into an A- from William’s calculations.
Williams is currently looking forward in making this run for US Congress of the 7th Congressional District of SC because he really wants to be a voice for the people. Also, he believes that his journey thus far has prepared him for this moment in time.