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Academics

The Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to ten and in addition the college now has visiting professors.

Thomas Desmond Williams was an Irish academic and Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin (UCD).

Thomas Robert Williams is a Canadian university professor and academic administrator, who served as the 19th Principal of Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario. He became principal and vice-chancellor of Queen's on May 1, 2008, following the in-term resignation of Karen Hitchcock. He concluded his term as Principal on August 31, 2009.

Arts

Thomas Watson Williams, was an English cartoonist.

Thomas Williams (Christadelphian) British Christadelphian, born 1847

Thomas Williams (1847–1913) was a Welsh Christadelphian who emigrated to America in 1872, and eventually became editor of The Christadelphian Advocate magazine and author of The Great Salvation and The World's Redemption, reserving him a place alongside Christadelphian founders Dr. John Thomas and Robert Roberts. When his appeals to English brethren went unheeded, he became the most prominent of the brethren who avoided these divisive factions, and later became known as Unamended Christadelphians because they never adopted a particular amendment to the Christadelphian statement of faith.

Thomas Williams (writer) American writer, born 1926

Thomas Williams was an American novelist. He won one U.S. National Book Award for Fiction—The Hair of Harold Roux split the 1975 award with Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers—and his last published novel, Moon Pinnace (1986), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Military

Major General Thomas Rhys Williams, was an officer in the Australian Army who held senior administrative appointments in the Second World War. Williams served as Master-General of Ordnance from the outbreak of war in 1939 until 1940, when he was appointed Chief Military Advisor to the Ministry of Munitions. Following his retirement from the army in 1944, he was the Australian representative to the Imperial War Graves Commission.

Thomas Williams (Union general) American general, born 1815

Thomas R. Williams was an antebellum United States Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was killed as he commanded the Union troops at the Battle of Baton Rouge.

Admiral Sir Thomas Williams GCB was a senior British Royal Navy officer of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, who served in numerous theatres during the American Revolutionary War, French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. As a young officer he fought at a number of battles in the Caribbean and as a frigate captain he was knighted for his actions at the Action of 8 June 1796 in which two French frigates were captured without a single man killed or wounded on Williams' ship HMS Unicorn. Later in his career, Williams commanded squadrons blockading the European coast and assisting the supply of the British Army during the Peninsula War.

Religion

Thomas Williams (1658–1726) was a Welsh Anglican priest and translator.

Thomas Dominic Williams, O.P. was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District from 1725 to 1740.

Thomas Williams (1724/1725–1770) was a Congregational minister.

Politicians

Australia

Thomas Williams of Rushden Hall & Wanfield Lodge was a politician in the colony of South Australia, serving as a non-official acting member of the Legislative Council of South Australia from June 1843 to September 1843.

Thomas Williams (Australian politician) Australian politician, born 1897

Thomas Francis Williams was an Australian politician.

Thomas Henry Williams was an English-born Australian politician.

U.K.

Oxford was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. It comprised the city of Oxford in the county of Oxfordshire, and elected two members of parliament from its creation in 1295 until 1885 when its representation was reduced to one member by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Thomas Williams (speaker) Speaker of the House of Commons under Queen Elizabeth I

Thomas Williams (1513/1514–1566) was a Speaker of the English House of Commons. He was a lawyer and a member of the Inner Temple, sat as MP for Exeter during the first and second Parliaments of Elizabeth I and was elected Speaker on 12 January 1563 and remained so until his unexpected death in 1566. His family home was Stowford House in the parish of Harford, Devon.

Sir William Thomas Williams, QC was a British Labour Co-operative politician.

U.S.

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