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.
..... Click the link for more information. in 1844. In 1894 he was knighted for his lifelong work for boys.