Above: Promotional photograph of Richard Halliburton from the studio of Philip Newberg of Hollywood. Courtesy of The Lilly Library, Indiana University.
R. Scott Williams is an advertising, marketing, and public relations executive with a passion for researching and recording unpublished stories of the American south. After receiving his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis, he worked a variety of jobs until landing at Graceland where he helped take care of business for the king for more than twelve years. Currently, he leads the communication initiatives at the Newseum, a museum of news and history in Washington, D.C. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Alex and Liv. In his spare time, he explores the historic sites around Washington, D.C. on his road bike and researches and records the lives of his West Tennessee ancestors. Many of their stories and photos can be found on his website at HaywoodCountyLine.com and on his Haywood County Line Blog.