The HistoryMakers video oral history with Samuel Williamson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 33 min., 31 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Williamson, Sam, -- 1949- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Samuel Williamson
Samuel Williamson
Other authors / contributors:Williamson, Sam, 1949- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Silver Spring, Maryland 2013 May 22.
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Summary:Atmospheric scientist Samuel P. Williamson was born on March 5, 1949, in Somerville, Tennessee. He graduated from W.P. Ware High School in 1967. Williamson received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Tennessee State University in 1971 and his B.S. degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in 1972. He earned his M.A. degree in management from Webster University in 1976. Williamson was also a visiting Executive Fellow in Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 1977, following a tour of duty in the United States Air Force's Air Weather Service, Williamson joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Early in his NOAA career, he was the principal planner and ultimately served as the Director of the Joint System Program Office for the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) WSR-88D, Doppler Weather Radar System. In 1998, Williamson was appointed as the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research.