Luther G. Williams

Hometown – Oakland, CA
Undergrad – Harvard College, AB, Government
Current – Partner, Head of Research, VeriStar Capital Management, LP

At Berkeley High School in California Luther stood out as a leader. He served as co-president of the student body and publicity representative for the Berkeley Youth Commission, a group appointed by government officials concerned with issues affecting young adult life in the city. As president of the California Scholarship Federation, a post Luther held for four years, he was responsible for planning fundraising events for academic scholarships. One faculty member commented that Luther “took on all responsibility for the academic honor society and brought it back to solvency through effective fund-raising; he motivated students, managed numerous volunteers and developed positive relationships with area merchants.”

An accomplished debater for the Junior Statesman of America, Luther served as chief coordinating officer for the Berkeley chapter. He was honored by the State of California for his thoughtful contribution to the National Peace Essay Contest.

Today at Harvard, Luther serves on the Student Advisory Committee for the Institute of Politics, an organization devoted to the introduction of undergraduates into public service. He is campaign chair for the Harvard-Radcliffe College Democrats and contributes to the Harvard Political Review. Luther, who is considering a career in finance, has joined the Cambridge World Fund, investing in stocks he selects using resources at the Harvard Business School. He studied at the London School of Economics during his junior year, and upon his return interned in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division for Communications, Media and Entertainment.

Luther aspires to political office and looks forward to creating an America able to “cope with its identity and more committed to community service.”