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William WILLIAMS

(1815-1876)

WILLIAMS, William, a Representative from New York; born in Bolton, Conn., September 6, 1815; received a common-school education; clerk in a bank in Windham, Conn.; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1838, and to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1839, where he engaged in banking; also served as a railroad manager and president; member of the State assembly in 1866 and 1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; withdrew from public life and active business pursuits, and lived in retirement until his death in Buffalo, N.Y., September 10, 1876; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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

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