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SEN. HARRISON WILLIAMS JR. AND ACTRESS EDIE ADAMSHarrison Arlington "Pete" Williams, Jr. (December 10, 1919 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ November 17, 2001) was a Democrat who represented New Jersey in both the United States House of Representatives (1953Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1957) and the United States Senate (1959Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1982). Williams was convicted on May 1, 1981 for taking bribes in the Abscam sting operation, and resigned from the U.S. Senate in 1982 before a planned expulsion vote. Williams is one of numerous public officials known to have acknowledged drinking problems during the time.(WIKIPEDIA)