(August 12, 1928 – June 2, 2023)
A Philadelphia fan, Allison Williams (later Phillips) was a member of PSFS and co-editor of its OO, Variant, in 1947. She was registrar for Philcon II, the 1953 Worldcon. She attended Cinvention in 1949.
She was a daughter of James Williams, president of PSFS. Allison's mother, Margaret, died when Allison was 3. As a result, Allison lived with other relatives throughout her childhood, in Wisconsin and Florida, as well as Pennsylvania.
Like her father, Allison served as president of the club. She married Alexander Phillips, (known as Lex Phillips) a pro who became a PSFS president, too. The family tradition of fannish involvement continued with Margaret Trebing, Allison and Alexander’s daughter, who also became a PSFS officer.
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