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Wendell Craig Williams

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Name  Wendell Williams
Rank  Colonel

Wendell Craig Williams
Born  November 7, 1965 (age 50) Selma, Alabama (1965-11-07)
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Persian Gulf War, War in Iraq
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Education  University of Florida, Duke University, Columbia University

Other work  United States Attorney
Battles and wars  Gulf War, Iraq War

Wendell Craig Williams is a former Federal Prosecutor, Assistant United States Attorney, and member of the United States Marine Corps. He received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1987, his law degree from the University of Florida in 1997 and his master's degree from Columbia University in 2001.


Craig served as Second Lieutenant during The Persian Gulf War. He was later promoted to Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

Currently, in addition to his work as a prosecutor, he devotes many hours to support the youth of America as the Scoutmaster of a local Scout troop and advisor and founder of a Venturing Crew.

Personal life

Craig Williams lives in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jennifer Arbittier Williams, an Assistant United States Attorney, and their four children, Emma, Clayton, Cole, and Charlotte.


In 1987, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, he flew 56 combat missions in the F/A-18D "Hornet." In 1996, he became a Maine Judge Advocate and joined the Reserves. In 2005, he was mobilized to active duty to serve as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was later selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the Marine Corps.

Legal work

Williams worked as a federal prosecutor, and served on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. During active duty, he served as deputy legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Williams clerked with the Honorable J.L. Edmondson, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Colorado and Pennsylvania, and worked under former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers and General Peter Pace.

2008 campaign for congress

Craig Williams announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district (map). on January 16, 2008. He was endorsed by several high-profile organizations, including The Philadelphia Inquirer. He also received endorsements from, among others, Vice Presidential noinee Sarah Palin, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, all of whom also campaigned for Williams. His campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, losing to the incumbent Joe Sestak.

Electoral history

  • 2008 Race for Congress
  • Joe Sestak (D) (inc.), 59.6%
  • Wendell Craig Williams (R), 40.4%
  • References

    Wendell Craig Williams Wikipedia

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