WILLIAMS, Justice James Oladipo

jurist, born May 22, 1922, Lagos; married Henrietta Aina Hamilton 1948 (deceased), one son, four daughters; Education: St Paul's Church Bread fruit School, Lagos. 1929-36, Ibadan Grammar School, 1937, Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, 1938-41, Higher College, Yaba, 1941-42, Achimota College, Accra, Lincoln's Inn, Lon don, 1956-59, Council of Legal Education, Lon don; worked at the Nigerian Railways, 1943-44; served the Crown Agents for the Colonies Of fices, London, 1944-50, British Post Office, 1950-59; State Counsel, Department of the Federal Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Lagos, 1959-63; Senior Legal Assistant, Administrator-General's Department, Lagos, 1963;State Counsel Grade I, Eastern Region of Nigeria, 1963-64; Legal Adviser, Board of Customs and Excise, 1964-66; Acting Principal State Counsel, 1967; Acting Legal Adviser, Federal Ministry of Finance, 1968-70; Principal State Counsel, Federal Ministry of Justice, 1969; Head, Industrial and Mercantile Law Division of the Federal Ministry of Justice, 1970-71; Legal Adviser, Federal Ministry of Mines and Power, 1972; appointed Director of Public Pro secutions, Lagos State, 1973-74; Acting Solicitor-General and' Permanent Secretary, Lagos State, August-October 1973; Solicitor- General and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State, 1974-75; appointed Judge, High court of Lagos State, 1975-87; retired from the serviceof Lagos State in 1987; Nigerian Representative, Annual Meetings of tne Governing Council, Interna tional Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington and Copenhagen, 1968, 1969, 1970; member, Nigerian Delegation on Technical Assistance to Botswana, 1971;Chair man, Cabinet Office Panel, Investigation into irregularities in the Building and Housing Divi sion of Federal Ministry of Works and Hous ing, 1971; Secretary, General Council of the Bar, 1971; Chairman, Lagos Robbery and Firearms Tribunal, 1977-79; Chairman, Ex change Control (Anti-Sabotage) Tribunal, 1984-86; Chancellor, Lagos Anglican Diocese, since 1985;Chancellor, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), 1988;member, Socie ty for the Study of Comparative Public Law, 1971; Hobbies: lawn tennis, reading; Official Address: c/o Archbishop's Palace, 29 Marina, Lagos; Telephone: (01) 635930; Home: 33 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos; Telephone: (01) 612168, 616333.
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