After an 11-year battle Williams succumbed to cancer at age 68. When he bought the Orioles many feared he would move the team to Washington D. However Williams never moved the team and under his ownership the team signed a new long term lease with Baltimore that would pay for a new stadium which would become Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
He was born in Hartford Connecticut and studied law at Georgetown University. trial attorney who founded the law firm of Williams & Connolly and owned several professional sports teams. Edward Bennett Williams (May 31 1920–August 13 1988) was a Washington D.