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Thomas Sutler WILLIAMS

(1872-1940)

WILLIAMS, Thomas Sutler, a Representative from Illinois; born in Louisville, Clay County, Ill., February 14, 1872; attended Willis district school, Louisville High School, and Austin College, Effingham, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Louisville; city attorney 1897-1899; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1901; mayor of Louisville 1907-1909; prosecuting attorney of Clay County 1908-1915; became the owner and publisher of the Clay County Republican at Louisville in 1920; moved to Harrisburg, Salina County, Ill., in 1926; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation November 11, 1929, having been appointed a judge for the Court of Claims of the United States and served until his death in Washington, D.C., April 5, 1940; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-sixth Congress); interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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