Frank Eugene Williams, an active member of the St. Louis bar, who is keenly interested in questions of civic betterment and whose efforts in that direction are far-reaching and resultant, was born in Saginaw county, Michigan, July 6, 1892. His father, George Gordon Williams, is a native of Flushing, Michigan, and through his active business life followed the occupation of farming but is now living retired, making his home in St. Louis. He is prominent in Masonic circles. He married Anna E. Irland, of Genesee county, Michigan, who passed away leaving two children: Frank E., of this review; and Cecil M., an engineer of Cleveland, Ohio.
Frank Eugene Williams attended the district schools of Michigan and also the Yeatman high school of St. Louis, after which he entered the University of Missouri for a literary course, and later became a law student in the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1917. The same year he was admitted to practice at the ‘Missouri bar and has since followed his profession in St. Louis. He is a member of the Missouri State Bar Association and also of the Michigan State Bar Association and he has membership as well with the St. Louis Bar Association.
On the 11th of January, 1919, Mr. Williams was married to Miss Grace Ellen Edwards, of Detroit, Michigian, who is a graduate of the University of Michigan. One child has been born of this marriage, Shirley Ellen, January 20, 1921. Mrs. Williams is well known in musical circles and in connection with church and social service work.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Williams have membership in the Kings Highway Presbyterian church. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and during the World war he was a member of the legal advisory board and took active part In the various kinds of war work, serving as clerk on the draft board of the twentieth ward and assisting in all drives. He is a forceful speaker, as was manifest by his service as one of the Four-Minute men, and he stands at. all times strongly for his convictions.