William M. Williams (Texas politician)

William M. Williams was a 19th-century Texan politician who served in the Texas House and Senate from 1846 to 1853 and from 1855 to 1857.

William M. Williams
1st and 2nd Representative of the Texas Senate, District 1
In office
February 16, 1846 – November 5, 1849
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byMatthias Ward
3rd Representative of the Texas House of Representatives, District 5
In office
November 5, 1849 – November 3, 1851
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byWilliam George Washington Jowers
4th Representative of the Texas Senate, District 2
In office
November 3, 1851 – November 7, 1853
Preceded byAlbert Hamilton Latimer
Succeeded byJohnson Wren
6th Representative of the Texas House of Representatives, District 3
In office
November 5, 1855 – November 2, 1857
Preceded byW. J. Bonner
Succeeded byJohn Harmon Crook
Personal details
BornMarch 28, 1809
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
DiedSeptember 8, 1859(1859-09-08) (aged 50)
Lamar County, Texas, USA
Spouse(s)Eliza Jane Emberson
Children3
Parents[data unknown/missing]

LifeEdit

Williams was born on March 28, 1809 to currently unknown parents in Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. He moved to the Republic of Texas on May 2, 1835 at the age of 26. He married Eliza Jane Emberson on September 20, 1839. They had three children together. Eliza died on August 27, 1856. Williams died on September 8, 1859 at the age of 50, leaving their three children without their biological parents. [1][2]

PoliticsEdit

Office holdingsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "William Williams (1809-1859)". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  2. ^ "WILLIAMS, WILLIAM M. | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)". tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  3. ^ "Legislative Reference Library | Legislators and Leaders | Member profile". lrl.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2018-02-16.