POLITICO Influence: What lobbyists thought of the State of the Union — Who got shoutouts — IN MEMORIAM: J.D. Williams

By Marianne LeVine and Theodoric Meyer


IN MEMORIAM: J.D. Williams, a co-founder of the lobbying firm Williams & Jensen and one of Washington’s top lobbyists in the 1970s and ’80s, died Saturday evening at his ranch in Pearsall, Texas, according to the firm. He was 80. Williams came to Washington after graduating from the University of Oklahoma to work for Sen. Bob Kerr (D-Okla.) and started his own firm in 1969, recruiting Bob Jensen to join him a year later.


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