Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Roger Williams (born 1949) is the former Secretary of State of Texas, having served from November 2004 until his resignation effective July 1, 2007.Williams was raised in Fort Worth. He was a star baseball player for Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1968 1971 and attempted to play professionally with the Atlanta Braves farm team. He returned to Texas to coach TCU's baseball team before he embarked on a career in business and public affairs. Williams joined his father in a family automobile dealership founded in 1939.Williams is a trustee of TCU and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in College Station. Williams was appointed by Governor Perry to the Texas Motor Vehicle Board and by former Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff to the Special Committee on State Employee Compensation and Benefits.