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William F. Causey earned his undergraduate degree from American University in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1975. Causey joined the District of Columbia's Office of the Attorney General as Senior Trial Attorney in December 2011. Over the course of his long legal career, he has served as Assistant Counsel for the Office of Professional Responsibility at the United States Department of Justice, Assistant General Counsel for the American Red Cross, Counsel for the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, and General Counsel and Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Causey worked for twenty-three years in private practice specializing in civil litigation. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the law schools at Georgetown University (1984- present) and American University (1979-1984). Causey is a former President of the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation and a former member of the Board of Directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Board of the Historical Society for the District of Columbia Circuit. He also is a certified Docent at the National Air and Space Museum.
The William F. Causey Collection contains over 1900 titles dating from the 1790s to the present. The bulk of the collection (around fifty-five percent) was published in 1990 or after. Three percent of the titles were published prior to 1960. The collection consists of works of fiction and non-fiction many of which are first editions, signed by the author, or inscribed to William F. Causey. Featured authors in the collection include Louis Auchincloss, Charles Dickens, Dick Francis, Sue Grafton, Graham Greene, John Grisham, Tony Hillerman , John LeCarré , Norman Mailer, Larry McMurtry, Patrick O’Brian, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, William Shakespeare, and John Updike. Topics covered include the Civil War and major figures such as Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln.
For a complete list of titles, search the WRLC Catalog using the following search term (keyword): "William F. Causey Collection"