Tom Williams has always been interested in American government, particularly the nature and history of the presidency. Throughout his life he has served in the executive branches of federal, state and county government giving him firsthand knowledge of how government works – or fails to work. President You builds on that hands-on knowledge. Coupled with his service in government, Tom’s experiences in both for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes, world travels, wide reading and research, create the depiction of a citizen president working to break through government logjams and improve American lives.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Tom was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, from which he graduated with magna cum laude honors.
A disabled veteran, Tom served and worked in nearly three dozen countries on six continents, appeared on local morning television and noontime radio talk shows, and conducted crisis management seminars in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He continues to travel today.
Since retirement in 2011, he has focused on writing. His first effort, completed in 2015 for his family, was a 600-page genealogy from their arrival in the New World in the late 1600s until today. In addition to his family history and President You, Mr. Williams has other books in various stages of research and completion.
Born in the Sandhills area of western Nebraska, Tom, his wife Judy, and their silver-haired Maine Coon cat “Nora” now reside in Kansas.
President You, reaffirms that “ordinary” citizens can have a profound impact on the life of our nation and, by extension, the world. Whether or not you’ve ever wondered what you would do if you were President of the United States—and even if you disagree with some of Augustus’ initiatives—President You will get you thinking about the role and responsibilities of national government, the issues that affect our collective and individual lives, and the power of each and every citizen to make enduring change.