Williams, William, 1731?1811, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Lebanon, Conn. He served in the French and Indian War and held many public offices before becoming a Connecticut delegate (1776?78, 1783?84) to the Continental Congress.
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