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Gordon Shields Williams (1923 - 1983)

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Gordon Shields Williams
1923 - 1983
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February 24, 1923
Montreal, Montreal County, QC Canada
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September 10, 1983
Riverside, Riverside County, California United States
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Gordon Shields Williams was born on February 24, 1923 in Montreal, QC Canada. According to his family tree, Gordon was father to 1 child. He married Jeanette Juanita (Ward) Hopper on November 9, 1956 and they later divorced. They had a child Gordon Patrick Williams. He died on September 10, 1983 in Riverside, California United States at age 60.
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Gordon Shields Williams, father to 1 child, passed away on September 10, 1983 in Riverside, California United States at age 60. He was born on February 24, 1923 in Montreal, QC Canada. According to his family tree, he married Jeanette Juanita (Ward) Hopper on November 9, 1956 and they later divorced. They had a child Gordon Patrick Williams.
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In 1923, in the year that Gordon Shields Williams was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1932, by the time he was merely 9 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1949, Gordon was 26 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1975, at the age of 52 years old, Gordon was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1983, in the year of Gordon Shields Williams's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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