Mason Medal Recipient Carrington Williams Dies

Posted: August 9, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Carrington Williams, former chairman of the George Mason Foundation and 1991 recipient of the Mason Medal, died on Saturday, Aug. 3. He was 83.

Williams was best known to Virginians for his contributions to Fairfax County and the commonwealth in the areas of economic development, transportation, education, land use legislation, social services, law, and politics. He also served George Mason for 20 years through his work with the foundation as trustee, president, and general counsel.

Born in Brookneal in southern Virginia in 1919, Williams received his B.A. at The Johns Hopkins University in 1940. He went onto earn his L.L.B. at the University of Virginia Law School in 1942.

At the time of his death, Williams was a trustee emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Doreen, a 1983 graduate of George Mason’s Law School. Services for Williams were held Aug. 6.

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