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George Short WILLIAMS

(1877-1961)

WILLIAMS, George Short, a Representative from Delaware; born in Ocean View, Sussex County, Del., October 21, 1877; attended the public schools and Wilmington Conference Academy, Dover, Del.; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1900; instructor in Ironwood (Mich.) High School 1902-1904; engaged in the lumber business in Delaware and North Carolina 1905-1923; also interested in banking; mayor of Millsboro, Del., 1921-1927; treasurer of the State of Delaware 1929-1933; president of the State board of education 1927-1934; deputy motor vehicle commissioner 1935-1937; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-seventh Congress; motor vehicle commissioner 1941-1946; administrative assistant to Senator John J. Williams from January 1947 to January 1959; died in Millsboro, Del., November 22, 1961; interment in Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.

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

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