First Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Frederick Rotimi Williams
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Chief Frederick Rotimi Williams is the first Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
He was born on 16 December, 1920 in Lagos. As himself, his father and uncle were prominent lawyers who were called to bar in 1927 and 1892 respectively.
Rotimi Williams started his primary education at the Methodist Ologbowo School. He then proceeded to C.M.S Grammar School, Lagos for secondary education.F.R Williams turned down full scholarship gave to him to study mechanical engineering at Yaba Higher College and chose law instead.
He got his bachelor’s degree in 1942 and was called to bar in 1943 at the Gray’s Inn, London
In the 1950s, Rotimi was a member of a Western Region Political Party called Action Group (AG). On the platform of AG, he became minister for local government and justice.
In 1959, he headed the Nigerian Bar ssociation (NBA).
He died on 26 March, 2005 at age 84.