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(KSL News) Family, friends and students said goodbye today to longtime University of Utah Professor J.D. Williams.
Williams taught students at the "U" for 40 years. He was the founding director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and was known for his passion for the law and the Constitution. "He believed it needed protection and was never shy in its defense. He wasn't shy to walk out of a meeting when a distinguished speaker was there, as he walked out calling the distinguished speaker a war criminal. That was J.D.," Michael Young, president of the University of Utah, said.
Williams died Sept. 3 at the age of 81.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the J.D. Williams Memorial Scholarship.