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John James WILLIAMS

(1904-1988)
Senate Years of Service:
1947-1970
Party:
Republican

WILLIAMS, John James, a Senator from Delaware; born on a farm near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., May 17, 1904; attended the public schools at Frankford; moved to Millsboro, Del., in 1922 and engaged in the grain business; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946; reelected in 1952, 1958 and 1964 and served from January 3, 1947, until his resignation December 31, 1970; was not a candidate for reelection in 1970; died on January 11, 1988, in Lewes, Del.; interment in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Hoffecker, Carol E. Honest John Williams: U.S. Senator from Delaware. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2000; U.S. Congress. Senate. Tributes to the Honorable John J. Williams of Delaware. 91st Cong., 2d sess., 1970. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1970.

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

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