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Who is Matthew Williams? Meet the man behind the desk

Posted 4/18/21

Spend a few minutes in Matthew Williams’ office, and it quickly becomes apparent what he’s passionate about.

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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Who is Matthew Williams? Meet the man behind the desk

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Spend a few minutes in Matthew Williams’ office, and it quickly becomes apparent what he’s passionate about.

Along with photos of family, an Auburn championship football, books about city management and a signed photo of the Rev. Billy Graham, there are books about presidents, as well as authenticated signatures of Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan and Harry S. Truman awaiting framing.

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On a bookshelf, a small plaque engraved with the words, “the buck stops here,” is a nod to Truman, Mr. William’s favorite president, who kept a similar sign in the Oval Office.

“I love history and trivia.

I bore my employees to death with trivia,” he says with a smile.

What isn’t readily obvious is Mr. Williams’ fondness for vintage cars, but he’s only too happy to share that his love and knowledge of old Fords runs deep, and he sold a

1969 F100 and 1961 Starliner when he and wife, Laura, moved out West.

The couple also loves traveling with their son, and are looking forward to spending vacations on the road with Jack once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

“Jack’s already been to multiple national parks,” Mr. Williams says with pride.

— Kelly O’Sullivan

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