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WILLIAMS, Lemuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Taunton, Mass., June 18, 1747; was graduated from Harvard College in 1765; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bristol and Worcester Counties, Mass.; town clerk of New Bedford, Mass., 1792-1800; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1805); member of the State house of representatives in 1806; resumed the practice of law; died in Acushnet, Mass., November 8, 1828; interment in Acushnet Cemetery.

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

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