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Isaac WILLIAMS, Jr.

(1777-1860)

WILLIAMS, Isaac, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Goshen, Conn., April 5, 1777; received a limited schooling; moved with his father to Otsego County, N.Y., in 1793; was appointed undersheriff of Otsego County in 1810; afterward appointed sheriff by the council of appointment in 1811 and served until 1813; successfully contested as a Republican the election of John M. Bowers to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Dowse and served from December 20, 1813, to March 3, 1815; elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for sheriff in 1828; died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., November 9, 1860; interment in Warren Cemetery, Otsego, N.Y.

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

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