WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Earl Patrick Williams Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Williams celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Now retired from the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C., Mr. Williams enjoyed a long and successful career as an editor for the organization from 1976 to 2005. A historic government office building, it also serves as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters. During an earlier stage of his career, Mr. Williams served as a duplication machine operator in the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University between 1968 and 1974. He also briefly served as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Virginia Schools and was a clerk in the U.S. Government Printing Office. In retirement, Mr. Williams continues to work as an author in Washington, having been writing since 1974.
Mr. Williams has contributed numerous articles to various professional journals over the past four decades. He also penned three books: "Amtrak's Washington-New York Corridor" in 1977; "What You Should Know About the American Flag" in 1987; and "What You Should Know About Flags of the Confederacy" in 1993. Notably, one of his greatest accomplishments was bringing to light the multifaceted, but largely unknown legacy of Francis Hopkinson, whose vexillological designs became the prototype for the official U.S. flag. Mr. Williams explains in his book that although Betsy Ross did create the five-pointed star, she did not make the very first flag. Passionate about this significant time in history, Mr. Williams has lectured widely to school groups and civic groups on the history of the U.S. flag and has spoken on radio and television broadcasts nationwide.
Mr. Williams studied at the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Continuing his studies, he undertook postgraduate coursework at Catholic University in 1974. Aligned as a member of several professional organizations, he is currently affiliated with the Smithsonian Associates, the University of Maryland Alumni Association, the U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia. Mr. Williams was bestowed with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Military Order of World Wars and with a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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