Edward Bennett Williams
| Edward Bennett Williams |
|Died||1988-08-13 (Age 68)|
|Alma mater||College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown University Law Center|
Edward Bennett Williams was a US lawyer who represented many high-profile clients.
He represented many high-profile clients, including Sam Giancana, John Hinckley Jr, Frank Sinatra, financier Robert Vesco, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, spy Igor Melekh, Jimmy Hoffa, organized crime figure Frank Costello, oil commodity trader Marc Rich, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, corporate raider Victor Posner, the Washington Post newspaper and the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Two of Williams' closest friends were the Washington Post's Art Buchwald and Ben Bradlee. His debating team partner at Holy Cross was Robert Maheu, Howard Hughes's right-hand man for many years. Williams worked with Maheu in the defence of a former OSS agent, Aldo Icardi, accused of murdering Major William Holohan and stealing $100 million in gold to distribute among Italian partisans.