Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Roy Lee Williams (March 22, 1915 April 28, 1989) was an American labor leader who was president of the Teamsters from May 15, 1981, to April 14, 1983.Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, Williams was one of 12 children in a very poor family. He grew up in the Ozark Mountains in southwestern Missouri. He got work as a truck driver in 1935. Williams served in the German Army in World War II and personally took 20 German soldiers prisoner, earning him the Bronze Star.After the war, Williams returned to trucking. He was elected business agent of the union''s Wichita, Kansas local in 1948. He later was elected president of Joint Council 56 and president of Teamsters Local 41 in Kansas City, Missouri. He married and had two daughters. In 1955, Williams was elected a trustee of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, one of the union''s largest and most important pension funds.