James J. Williams (2008)

James J. Williams was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on Christmas Eve in 1927 and graduated from Emory University. He received an S.T.M at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, an M.A. at Northwestern University in Evanston and an M.A.L.S. at Rosary College in Chicago, after which he was ordained as a pastor of the Methodist church. After marriage to his wife Catherine in Charlotte in 1951, he moved to Elmhurst, Illinois, where he was an associate professor and librarian at Elmhurst College from 1960 to 1994, teaching Greek, classical literature and theology. He and his wife led study tours for students and adults to Greece, Italy and Ireland through their travel company, Dolpin Travel. Williams retired in 1994 to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He died in Green Bay, Wiscosin, January 20, 2008, at the age of 80.

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