- (born Hiram Williams) 1923-53; U.S. country music singer & composer
- see Vaughan Williams
- 1603?-83; Eng. clergyman & colonist in America: founder of R.I.
- (born Thomas Lanier Williams) 1914-83; U.S. playwright
- 1883-1963; U.S. poet & writer
Family of American tennis players, notably sisters Venus (born 1980) and Serena (born 1981), each of whom has won numerous individual Grand Slam titles, while as a team the pair has won thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles.
Serena and Venus Williams
photographed in 2009