A Good Man Gone

December 9, 1920

Death of Former Senator Williams, Editor of Cecil Whig

The funeral of former Senator Frank E. Williams, editor and manager of the Cecil Whig, who died at Union Hospital, in Baltimore, Saturday morning following an operation, was held from his late home, Brantwood, near Elkton, Tuesday afternoon.

A strong and independent character in State newspaperdom and community life has passed in the death of Senator Williams. He died at the age of 53, in the full strength and vigor of middle age, and when there appeared to be before him the most useful period of life. He spent his early manhood in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, and for a number of years was pastor of Northminster Church in Baltimore. His last charge was of Lewes, Delaware.

Mr. Williams was widely known for his deep convictions and aggressive methods, and while seemingly he cultivated to a superlative degree the gentle art of making enemies in political life, he was singularly clear-headed and attractive in personal intercourse. His courage and courtesy were proverbial. As a member of the Senate at the sessions of 1912 and 1916, Mr. Williams’ service to the people of the State was not negligible. Often he exemplified the extremes of partisanship in public life, but his fund of experience and information on many questions, and his innate sense of justice gave him an influence for good. He never hesitated to write and speak as he thought, and whether his friends or his enemies were hurt made little difference to him.

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