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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)

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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