WILLIAMS DAVID HUNTINGTON WILLIAMS September 14, 1946 ~ April 16, 2021 David Huntington Williams, 74, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021, in Rockville, Maryland, after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's Disease. David was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946 to Edith Huntington Williams and David Benton Williams. David grew up in New York City, which he proudly claimed as his home town, no matter how long he resided elsewhere. He graduated from the Allen-Stevenson School in 1960 and St. Paul's School in 1964. After a year at the American School in Switzerland, he enrolled in Harvard University, where he spent some of the happiest years of his life and formed enduring friendships among fellow members of the class of 1969. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University in 1973. David began his distinguished legal career at the Federal Trade Commission, where he became a staunch advocate for consumer rights and played a major role in reforming credit practices. He seized the opportunity to participate in a special program then offered by the Commission allowing government attorneys to represent aggrieved federal employees in employment discrimination actions. One of David's proudest professional accomplishments was securing a judicial order permanently enjoining the Agency for International Development from "engaging in unlawful employment practices against black employees on account of their race." During his subsequent career in private practice, he continued to passionately represent individuals whom he affectionately called "underdogs," regularly accepting civil rights clients on a pro bono basis. David is survived by Carol L. Eoannou-Williams, his wife of 38 years. His marriage to the Honorable Diana Pritchard Jack of Warwickshire, England ended in divorce. David was the proud father of David Derrick Pritchard Williams of Hokitika, New Zealand; Benjamin Francis Williams (Tiffany Seybert) of Littleton, Colorado; and Zoe Jane Carpenter Williams of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by granddaughter Adelyn Sophia Williams, brother Howard C. Williams, sister Debbie Farrow, several nieces, and one nephew. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in David's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
/), to support the effort to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in David's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
), to support the effort to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Published by The Washington Post on May 2, 2021.