Mr.Williams was born in Los Angeles. He has served in U.S. Air force. He attends St. Augustine Catholic Church. He and his wife live in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He was elected mayor of Washington, D.C. in the November 1999 election.
He went to Yale College holds a Bachelors degree of Arts degree in political science, and a master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School Government at Harvard University.
Anthony A. Williams served as a Chief Financial Officer of Washington D.C. from October 1995 to June 1998. He was appointed to this position by former Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. to assist the agencies and balance the city's budget. After having stabilized the city's financial management, Mr. Williams resigned as CFO in June to run for mayor. His work as the CFO delivered a surplus of $185 million in fiscal year 1997. His work accomplishments have helped the future of the District and put it on track for the return to self-government two years earlier than projected .