Henry Williams (Massachusetts politician)

Henry Williams (November 30, 1805 – May 8, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton, Williams attended Brown University, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Taunton.[1]

Henry Williams
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byNathaniel B. Borden (10th)
William Soden Hastings (9th)
Succeeded byNathaniel B. Borden (10th)
Artemas Hale (9th)
Constituency10th district (1839–41)
9th district (1843–45)
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
In office
1836-1837
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1834
Personal details
BornNovember 30, 1805
Taunton, Massachusetts
DiedMay 8, 1887(1887-05-08) (aged 81)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBrown University

He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Williams was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress. He was elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). After retiring from elected office, he resumed the practice of law and died in Taunton on May 8, 1887. He was interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University, Brown (1895). Historical Catalogue of Brown University.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by