Williams, Sir George

Williams, Sir George,

1821–1905, English merchant. A vigorous advocate of temperance and an opponent of gambling and tobacco, Williams founded the Young Men's Christian AssociationYoung Men's Christian Association,
(the Y or YMCA), organization having as its objective the development of values and behaviors that are consistent with Christian principles.
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 in 1844. In 1894 he was knighted for his lifelong work for boys.
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