The Honorable F. Everett Williams


The Honorable F. Everett Williams


Term of Award

Fall 1997

Degree Name

Doctor of Humane Letters

Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Georgia Southern University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

F. Everett Williams (1909-2000) was a native of Bulloch County, Georgia. He graduated from Statesboro High School in 1926 and went on to attend Emory University. He returned home and, for thirty years, was the owner and operator of College Pharmacy. He was elected President of Sea Island Bank and served on the Board of Directors. He was also a founding director of William’s Industries, Inc., a partner of William Enterprises of Ga.

Williams served the state of Georgia in the Senate and the House of Representatives. He was heavily involved in the education system, first as a member of the city and county Boards of Education as well as the State Board of Regents and the Georgia Southern Foundation. Williams was on the Board of Deacons at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church and served as the president of the National Primitive Baptist Foundation. He was also elected Bulloch County Man of the Year.

F. Everett Wlliams was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from Georgia Southern University in 1997. The F. Everett Williams Scholarship is awarded to College of Engineering and Computing in financial need.


Georgia Southern University, Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters


Information about the Honorable F. Everett Williams and be found on the Georgia Southern Opportunities webpage and here.

Photo provided as a courtesy of Progressive Primitive Baptist Library and Archives located in Statesboro, GA.

The Honorable F. Everett Williams