Richard Williams

Williams, Richard: - Richard L. Williams is a Clinton native who graduated in 1962 from Syracuse University with a history degree and from the State University at Albany in 1963 with a master's degree in social studies education. After serving two years as an army officer, he taught history and economics first at LaFayette High School, LaFayette, New York, and then at Whitesboro Senior High School, Marcy, New York. In 1980, he became vice-principal at Whitesboro, a position he held until his retirement in 1995. He was also on the Village of Clinton Board of Trustees between 1975 and 1987 when he was elected mayor. He held that office until 1997. Other books Williams has edited or written include the Clinton American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Booklet (1976), Clinton's Bicentennial, a Picture History (1987), Kirkland Since 1827 (2002) and Farms & Barns of Kirkland, New York (2008)