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Lawrence Gordon Williams (September 15, 1913 – July 13, 1975) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania.

Lawrence Gordon Williams
Lawrence G. Williams 92nd Congress 1971.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byGeorge Watkins
Succeeded byRobert W. Edgar
Personal details
Born(1913-09-15)September 15, 1913
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 13, 1975(1975-07-13) (aged 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDrexel Institute of Technology

Williams was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Philadelphia in June 1922. He attended Drexel Institute of Technology. He was a commissioner (1952–1966) and president of the board (1960–1966) of the township of Springfield, Pennsylvania. He was employed by the Curtis Publishing Company from 1936 to 1966, and retired as assistant to the senior vice president in charge of manufacturing.

He served in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War. He was Delaware County’s representative on the policy committee on the Penn-Jersey Transportation Study, 1959–1966, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. He was the past president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners.

He was elected in 1966 as a Republican to the 90th and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford as special assistant to the co-chairman of the Ozarks Regional Commission and served in that capacity from January 20, 1975, until his death.

He is buried at Edgewood Memorial Park in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "Lawrence G. Williams (id: W000525)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
G. Robert Watkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert W. Edgar