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Thomas WILLIAMS

(1825-1903)

WILLIAMS, Thomas, a Representative from Alabama; born near Richmond, Greensville County, Va., on August 11, 1825; attended preparatory schools and was graduated from the University of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala.; justice of the peace; register in chancery; appointed prison inspector in 1872; member of the State house of representatives in 1878; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); engaged in agricultural pursuits and resided in Wetumpka, Ala., until his death April 13, 1903; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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