Lemuel Williams

Lemuel Williams (June 18, 1747 – November 8, 1828) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, he graduated from Harvard College in 1765, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bristol and Worcester Counties. He was town clerk of New Bedford from 1792 to 1800.

Lemuel Williams
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1805
Preceded byNathaniel Freeman Jr. (5th)
William Eustis (8th)
Succeeded byThomas Dwight (5th)
Isaiah L. Green (8th)
Constituency5th district (1799–1803)
8th district (1803–05)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1747-06-18)June 18, 1747
Taunton, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
DiedNovember 8, 1828(1828-11-08) (aged 81)
Acushnet, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard

Williams was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1805, and was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1806. He resumed the practice of law and died in Acushnet, Massachusetts; interment was in Acushnet Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Lemuel Williams (id: W000526)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Thomas Dwight
Preceded by
William Eustis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Isaiah L. Green