claiming williams
Certainly the discussion of who may speak for whom re: Williams is an interesting question.

Should it not be someone with a close connection to the name itself?

After all, this Welsh surname is the 2nd most common surname in Wales, the 3rd in the U.K., the 3rd in the U.S. and Australia and the 5th in New Zealand. So it is not as though there wouldn’t be a great number of English-speakers ready to address the issue. Unlike, for instance, “Brzezinski”.

http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/8044/Personalities/Who+is+the+Most+Famous+Williams.aspx

I propose that readers submit the names of those truly claiming “Williams” who might be appropriate to the event.

Some thought-starters appear above. Alas, Chuck Williams is better recognized by his eponymous logo and the category of retailing he popularized.

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