Nick B. Williams Jr., a veteran Los Angeles Times reporter and editor who also was the son of the paper's former editor, died this morning at age 75. Born in Santa Monica and raised in Pasadena, Williams graduated from what is now Claremont McKenna College and worked at the San Diego Union and the Chicago Sun-Times before moving to the LA Times. He was a foreign correspondent for the paper in Southeast Asia and the Middle East in the 1980s and '90s. Back in Los Angeles he was editor of the paper’s World Report section and deputy editor of the editorial pages. Williams died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease at a nursing home in Gainesville, Texas.
His father, Nick B. Williams Sr., was editor of the Los Angeles Times from 1958 to 1971.