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George Howard WILLIAMS

(1871-1963)
Senate Years of Service:
1925-1926
Party:
Republican

WILLIAMS, George Howard, a Senator from Missouri; born in California, Moniteau County, Mo., on December 1, 1871; attended the public schools; graduated from the preparatory department of Drury College, Springfield, Mo., in 1890, from Princeton University in 1894, and from the Washington University Law School, St. Louis, Mo., in 1897; admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in St. Louis; judge of the circuit court of the city of St. Louis 1906-1912; delegate at large to the Missouri constitutional convention in 1922 and 1923; appointed on May 25, 1925, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Selden P. Spencer and served from May 25, 1925, to December 5, 1926, when a duly elected successor qualified; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy in 1926; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Thirty-ninth Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses); resumed the practice of law in St. Louis until 1943, when he retired and moved to Sarasota, Fla., where he died November 25, 1963; interment in Masonic Cemetery, California, Mo.

Bibliography

Williams, George H. Article V. of the Constitution: An Address Delivered Before the Oklahoma State Bar Association at Tulsa, December Second, 1927. Tulsa: Oklahoma State Bar Association, 1927.

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

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