Professor of journalism. Born June 1, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– William Percy and Lucy (Cowan) Williams. Married– Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 1948. Children– Three. Education– Murray State College, B.A., 1940; University of Mississippi, M.A., 1941, Ph.D., 1955. Taught at Boston University, 1949-1951; University of Mississippi, 1951-1954; Michigan State University, 1954-1956; Memphis State University, 1956-. Established Dept. of Journalism, Memphis State University, 1956. Researcher for Harry S. Truman’s Truman’s Memoirs, May-December, 1954. The Herbert Lee Williams Award for excellence in teaching is awarded each year by the School of Communications at Memphis State University. Died February 16, 2004.
Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in America.
The Newspaperman’s President; Harry S. Truman. Chicago; Nelson-Hall, 1984.
No Room for Doubt. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1976.
Newspaper Organization and Management. Ames; Iowa State College Press, 1955.
Modern Journalism. New York; Pitman Pub. Co., 1962.