In the Margins

Former SEC Chair Williams dies

August 10, 2017

By Los Angeles Times

Harold Williams, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1977 to 1981, has died at the age of 89. After leaving the SEC, Williams became founding president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and oversaw construction of the Getty Center in Brentwood, Calif. In a statemetn posted on the SEC's website, Chairman Jay Clayton and commissioners Kara Stein and Michael Piwowar offered condolences to his family and praised Williams as a person and for his contributions to the agency. Read the original story from the Los Angeles Times and the statement from the SEC.



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