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Charles Grandison WILLIAMS

(1829-1892)

WILLIAMS, Charles Grandison, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Royalton, Niagara County, N.Y., October 18, 1829; pursued an academic course and studied law in Rochester, N.Y.; moved to Wisconsin in 1856 and settled in Janesville; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Janesville; served in the State senate 1869-1872; twice chosen president pro tempore of that body; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., March 30, 1892; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wis.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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