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Of Washington, DC died May 14, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 14, 1929, the youngest of three sons, of Mary and Cornelius Hudson and was a graduate of DuSable High School. He continued his education at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Further studies resulted in the award of Masters Degrees from both the University of Chicago and Harvard University; in addition to post graduate study at the Federal Executive Institute, in Charlottesville, Virginia. After completing two years of military service, he returned to Chicago, Illinois, where he began his length career with the federal government at the Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The first several career advancement opportunities lead to his relocation to Baltimore, Maryland, and subsequently to Washington, DC. In the mid-1970s a further career opportunity lead him to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Transportation and advancement to the position of Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Coast Guard. The capstone of William T. Hudson's career was reached in 1981, with his appointment to the position of Director Office of Civil Rights, for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Hudson retired from the Department of Transportation and his position of Director, Office of Civil Rights, in 1993, after a career that spanned forty-two years. Until the onset of his illness in the winter of 2012, he pursued his life-long interests in classical music, the arts and literature; which lead him to many venues in the United State and Europe. No services will be held at this time.

Published in The Washington Post on May 19, 2013
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