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Nathan WILLIAMS

(1773-1835)

WILLIAMS, Nathan, a Representative from New York; was born in Williamstown, Mass., December 19, 1773; attended the common schools in Bennington, Vt.; moved with his parents to Troy, N.Y., in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced practice in Utica, N.Y.; assisted in the establishment of Utica Public Library, of which he was librarian for a number of years; president of the village corporation; president of the Manhattan Bank; district attorney for the sixth district 1801-1813; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); served in the War of 1812; member of the State assembly 1816-1818 and in 1819; regent of the University of the State of New York from January 28, 1817, to February 13, 1824; district attorney of Oneida County 1818-1821; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1821; judge of the circuit court 1823-1833; appointed clerk of the State supreme court in 1834 and moved to Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., where he died September 25, 1835; interment in the “Burying Ground,” Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; reinterment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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