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Anthony A. Williams

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ15

Birthplace and date: Los Angeles, July 28, 1951.

Marital status: Married.


Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) puffs on a cigar during an annual fight night benefit for children. Williams says he wants to change the impression held by some "that I sit around eating Grey Poupon with the rich and famous." (Rich Lipski -- The Washington Post)

_____D.C. Council, In Private_____
What do city officials do, and where do they go, when they're not on duty? Their answers can be surprising.
Anthony A. Williams, Mayor
Linda W. Cropp, Council Chair
Jack Evans, Ward 2
Carol Schwartz, At-Large
David A. Catania, At-Large
Phil Mendelson, At-Large
Kwame R. Brown, At-Large
Jim Graham, Ward 1
Kathy Patterson, Ward 3
Adrian M. Fenty, Ward 4
Vincent B. Orange Sr., Ward 5
Sharon Ambrose, Ward 6
Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
Marion Barry, Ward 8

Children: Asantewa, adult daughter.

College: Yale and Harvard Law School.

Pets: As a child, I had a dog named Ranger.

Nobody knows I: Love to cook and bake bread.

Favorite Movie: "Casablanca."

Best book I've ever read: The works of Shakespeare.

Favorite TV show of all time: "The Twilight Zone."

Restaurant where my constituents would most likely run into me: Ben's Chili Bowl.

Birthday cake: Coconut.

Car I drive: Before I became mayor, I drove a Toyota 4Runner.

Best car I've ever had: Checker station wagon.

Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Malcolm X.

Most important influence in my life: My father.

Favorite place to vacation: Harpers Ferry, W.Wa.

Most interesting place I ever visited: China.

Pet peeve: People using the word "impact" as a verb.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I sit around eating Grey Poupon with the rich and famous.

Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That the city is fully funded by the federal government and that it has full representation.


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