WILLIAMS, Clyde, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Grubville, Jefferson County, Mo., October 13, 1873; attended the county schools, De Soto High School, and the State normal school at Cape Girardeau; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in De Soto, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County 1902-1908; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; engaged in legal work for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C., 1943-1945; served as president of the Jefferson Trust Co. in Hillsboro and president of the Bank of Hillsboro; died in St. Louis, Mo., November 12, 1954; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Mo.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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