Edward Bennett Williams
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Honorary
1941
1989

Biography

Edward Bennett Williams was a founder in the prestigous Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly, and while his accomplishments in the field of law are many, he was a man of great passion for the world of sports. He owned both the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles, both of whom were world champions in 1983.  He negotiated the deal with the city of Baltimore which allowed the Orioles to build Orioles Park at Camden Yards, although he did not live to see its completion. Despite his many responsibilities away from his alma mater, Williams made time to serve as chairman of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees, giving immeasurable time and counsel to those overseeing the Holy Cross athletic programs. He was a major force in planning and implementing the renovations of Fitton Field.  He passed away in 1988.