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Name: Williams, H. Franklin

Historical Note:

H. Franklin Williams joined the University of Miami faculty in 1939 as a professor of history. Although he continued to teach one course each semester, Williams accepted a succession of administrative positions. He served as Chairman of the History Department and as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1948, President Bowman F. Ashe appointed Williams as Vice President and Dean of Faculties. Williams later served as Dean of Students, Vice President for Community Affairs, and Dean of University College. Subsequently, He returned to teaching full time in the history department where served until 1972.

Among many other university contributions, Williams served on the University Publications Committee and was a member of the Gerontological Council, Vice President the Middle Eastern Institute, and helped establish the University of the Americas Inc. During the 1960's Williams acted as chairman of the Personnel Committee and as vice president of the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc.

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