William George Williams

1851 –

William George Williams, born in 1851 in Birmingham, England, was an international merchant, businessman, translator, and father of the American poet William Carlos Williams. A frequent business traveler to South and Central America, he was a fluent speaker of Spanish, enabling him to embark on translation projects with his son, including the Spanish American issue of Others: A Magazine of the New Verse (August 1916) and their joint translation of Rafael Arévalo Martínez’s short story “The Man Who Resembled a Horse,” published in The Little Review vol. 5, no. 8 (December 1918). He died on December 25, 1918.