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Harold M. Williams
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair
In office
1977–1981
Preceded byRoderick M. Hills
Succeeded byJohn S.R. Shad

Harold Marvin Williams (January 5, 1928 - July 30, 2017)[1] served as chairman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission between 1977 and 1981. Williams was engaged in extensive public service and support of arts and education.[2]

Early life[edit]

Executive[edit]

UCLA[edit]

When Williams returned to UCLA as the dean of the Graduate School of Management in 1970, it had a number of renowned faculty but yet did not enjoy a reputation as a top business school. During Williams's tenure that lasted until 1977, the GSM became the only public university business school ranked in the top ten in the US.

SEC[edit]

Regents of the University of California[edit]

J. Paul Getty Trust[edit]

Williams became president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1981.[3] When the J. Paul Getty Trust was established in 1983,[4] Williams also became the first president and CEO of the Trust. During his tenure from 1981 to 1988, his major accomplishment was "presid[ing] over the planning and construction of the Getty Center",[5] and expanding the center's scope to include art research, education, and preservation. By the time Williams announced his retirement in 1996, the Trust's endowment had risen from $1.2 billion to almost $4 billion.[5] He was succeeded by Barry Munitz in 1998.[6]

Later years and death[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1946
  • J.D., Harvard University, 1949
  • President, Hunt Foods and Industries (1968–1969) and Hunt-Wesson Foods, Inc. (1962–1968)
  • Chairman of the Board, Norton Simon (1969–1970)
  • Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (1970–1977)
  • Co-Chairman, Public Commission on Los Angeles County Government (1974–1977)
  • Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (1977–1981)
  • Member, Board of Regents, University of California (1982–1994)
  • President of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1981–1998).
  • In charge of the creation of the Getty Center in Los Angeles
  • Member, President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (appointed by President Clinton) (1993–Present)
  • Director, The California Endowment (1996–Present); Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan
  • Public Policy Institute of California (1994–Present)
  • Co-Chair, California Citizens Commission on Higher Education (1996–Present)
  • Chair, Committee for Effective School Governance (1998–Present)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Harold Williams, who oversaw construction of the Getty as founding president of J. Paul Getty Trust, dies at 89". The La Times. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ Former SEC Chief Will Head Getty Museum. Los Angeles Times, March 4, 1981.
  4. ^ Byrne, Richard P. Order authorizing the use of the name "The J. Paul Getty Trust" (1983). Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  5. ^ a b Muchnic, Suzanne. Harold Williams to Retire; Led Getty Trust Growth Era. Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1996.
  6. ^ Sterngold, James. Getty Center Calling On Its Neighbors. New York Times, December 3, 1998.
  7. ^ Harold M Williams - Skadden, Arps Archived 2008-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
Government offices
Preceded by
Roderick M. Hills
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair
1977 – 1981
Succeeded by
John S.R. Shad