About Lily Tang Williams
Lily Tang Williams was a law school assistant professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China who became an American entrepreneur and an educator. She is currently chair of New Hampshire Asian American Coalition, elected Supervisor of the Checklist in Town of Weare, NH. She has been married to John Williams for 31 years and they have three adult children.
Born to illiterate working-class parents in China’s western Sichuan province just before Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Lily Tang Williams grew up experiencing extremely poor living conditions, food rationing, social chaos, and Communist indoctrination.
She learned to work hard, persevere, and be grateful for the opportunities she was given. Eventually, she graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai with an undergraduate law degree. After graduation, she was selected to continue as part of the law school faculty, as well as practice corporate law in Shanghai as China began to rebuild its economy.
In 1988, Lily Tang Williams decided to study in the U.S., leaving her position with only $100 in her pocket and $1200 in debt to her American sponsor, a Fulbright professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Though she could not speak English fluently she was determined to achieve success in this country, earning a Master’s degree in Administration and Planning from the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
Subsequently, Lily started work for Wyoming Home Health as a medical social worker, and within a few years she was working as an executive for corporations in both Hong Kong and the U.S. Eventually, she went into business for herself, providing consulting and expert witness services in China-related business and legal cases. She and her husband also manage residential real estate properties they own.
Lily ran for the Colorado State House in 2014 and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Today, Lily is a successful small business owner and an entrepreneur, relishes the freedom, independence, and prosperity she has found in America. She loves her new country and travels frequently throughout the states to share the story of her American Dream and educate people about the horrors of Communism/Marxism/Maoism.
Lily has contributed her opinion articles to National Review, Town Hall, The Epoch Times, Union Leader and the Concord Monitor. She has also appeared on Fox Fox & Friends First, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Timcast IRL, Huckabee TV, John Stossel, The Glenn Beck Program, The Joe Pags Show, GothixTV and many other shows and podcasts. Lily is on the Speakers Bureau of Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. She has been speaking to students in middle schools, high schools and colleges in the past five years across the country.