The Board and staff of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was saddened to learn of the passing of Eddie Williams, the founder of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Williams, who died May 8 at the age of 84, was a Board Member of the NED from 1988 – 1995.
“Eddie Williams was a dedicated NED Board Member who was valued by everyone who worked with him,” said NED president Carl Gershman.“ He helped strengthen NED’s relations with the Congressional Black Caucus and, through the Joint Center for Political Studies, helped build new links between NED and civil society in Africa. He was a man of great integrity and a true democrat. We mourn his passing and will miss him greatly.”
The Endowment extends its deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Williams.