Box 1, Folder 14, Document 7

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Born in Winchester, Tennessee on January 27, 1916, Chief Paul Ottis
Williams attended public school in Adairsville, Georgia; and Tech
High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chief Williams interrupted his career in the Atlanta Fire Department
which began September 1, 1942, to serve in the U. S. Wavy for three
years during World War II. Upon his return, he worked his way
through the ranks to his present position. He was appointed Fire
Engineer 7/2/48, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 10/1/52,

Captain 1/4/57, Battalion Chief 1/11/62, and Deputy Chief 3/2/67.

On April 1, 1969, Chief Williams will have attained nis life long
ambition of being Chief of the Atlanta Fire Department.

Married to the former Christine Holland on July 1, 1936, they are

the parents of two children: daughter Betty Jane who is a senior at
Sylvan High School, and son Paul Jr. who is attending the University
of Georgia. With a devotion to family, Chief Williams enjoys camping
and fishing trips with his family, has devoted much time to work

with the boy scouts, and is a member of tne Capitol View Methodist

Ever alert to the needs of a progressive Fire UVepartment, Chief
Williams attended a Seminar at the University of Georgia on Fire
Administration in 1968 and is presently attending weekly classes on
Executive Development in Municipal Governments conducted as a part of
the University of Georgia System.
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