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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058

Biographical Data



NAME:

Clifton C. Williams, Jr. (Major, USMC)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born September 26, 1932, in Mobile, Alabama. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Clifton C. Williams, reside in Mobile.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Brown hair; brown eyes; height: 6 feet; weight: 178 pounds.

EDUCATION:
Graduated form Murphy High School, Mobile, Alabama; received a bachlor degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

MARITAL STATUS:
Married to the former Jane E. Lansche of New Bern North Carolina. Her mother, Mrs. Jane Lansche, resides in New Bern.

CHILDREN:
Two children.

RECREATIONAL INTERESTS:
Hobbies include hunting, golf, and water sports.

ORGANIZATIONS:
An associate member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and member of Pi Tau Sigma (national mechanical honorary) and Tau Beta Pi (national engineering society).

EXPERIENCE:
Williams, a Marine Corps Major, is a graduate of the Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland.

He was a test pilot for 3 years in the Carriers Suitability Branch of the Flight Test Division at Patuxent River. His work there included land based and shipboard tests of the F8E, TF8A, F8E (attack), and A4E and automatic carrier landing system.

Of the 2,600 hours flying time accumulated, he has more than 2,200 hours in jet aircraft.

Major Williams was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. He served as backup pilot for the Gemini 10 Mission.

Major Williams died in a plane crash, on October 5, 1967.

OCTOBER 1967

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