Kenneth P. Williams

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Kenneth Powers Williams (August 25, 1887 in Urbana, Ohio – September 25, 1958) was a professor of mathematics at Indiana University, and a ROTC commander.

He is best known for his five volume book, Lincoln Finds a General, published from 1949~1957. Williams had intended to write seven books, but became ill and died just before Volume 5 was published. Volume 1 was reprinted by Indiana University Press, Volumes 3 and 4 were reprinted by University of Kansas Press as "Grant Rises in the West." Another publisher, Macmilian Press, published the five volume work. (See: Bibliography of Ulysses S. Grant)

Williams married Mrs. Ellen (Laughlin) Scott on August 20, 1920.

The main-belt asteroid, 1763 Williams, was named in his honor.[1]

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  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1763) Williams. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

Lincoln Finds a General, Vol. 5.

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