THOMAS S. WILLIAMSON, JR
Massachusetts & Balliol 1968 (14 July 1946 – 24 February 2017)
A Rhodes Scholar who was labour and employment lawyer and who served as solicitor for the Labour Department. His work included whistleblower and job discrimination cases and negotiating agreements with the Labour Department. Thomas’ career also varied as he undertook pro bono work. He also brought in the ‘Rooney Rule’ which encouraged greater diversity in in hiring football coaches.