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Public Papers - 1990 - February

Nomination of Arthur E. Williams To Be a Member and President of the Mississippi River Commission


The President today announced his intention to nominate Brig. Gen. Arthur E. Williams, USA, to be a member and President of the Mississippi River Commission. He would succeed Thomas Allen Sands.

Currently, Brigadier General Williams is commander of the Lower Mississippi Valley Division in Vicksburg, MS. Prior to this he served as commander of the U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean Division, at Fort Schafter, HI, 1987 - 1989.

General Williams received his bachelor of science degree from Saint Lawrence University and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his master of science degree from Stanford University. He was born on March 28, 1938, in Watertown, NY. General Williams served in the U.S. Army, 1962 - present. He is married, has three children, and resides in Vicksburg, MS.

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