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The images of attacks on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, roused the American public. Many constituents wrote to Senator Williams expressing their concerns over the attacks and urged him and other Members of Congress to stop the police…

Senator Williams was often quoted as saying that he believed in giving every citizen the right to vote regardless of race; however, he was against the federal government interfering with state and local elections.

Although many constituents lauded Senator Williams for his work on the "Clean Elections" amendment to the Voting Rights Act, not everyone was in favor of passage of the bill as a whole and found it to be unconstitutional.

Many constituents wrote to Senator Williams expressing their concerns with the Voting Rights bill. While many were for the passage of the bill to ensure equal voting rights to all American citizens and end discriminatory election practices, others…

People all over the United States wrote to Senator Williams voicing their opinions on the pending Voting Rights legislation. Many, such as this group of concerned constituents from Grace Church in Wilmington, Delaware, urged the senator to vote for…

In this response letter, Senator Williams responds to a constituent's inquiry about U.S. support for the Mekong Delta Project, a project announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson in a televised speech at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,…

In this constituent response letter, Senator John J. Williams acknowledged the constituent's comments about the televised hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee dealing with the Johnson administration's conduct of the war in Vietnam.

Following President Lyndon B. Johnson's announcement of the Voting Rights bill on March 15, 1965, Senator Williams introduced the "Clean Elections" amendment to the bill on March 18, 1965. Williams emphasized that although he supported the principle…

Senator John J. Williams believed that public education should be funded and directed by state and local communities and not the federal government. He stated that the bill contained "within it the seeds of the first Federal education system," which…

As the U.S. became more involved with the conflict in Vietnam, many constituents, such as this Philadelphia resident, wrote to Senator John J. Williams urging him to employ the aid of the United Nations to mediate the war.
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