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William R. Williams

William R. Williams, Congressman from New York

William Robert Williams (August 11, 1884 – May 9, 1972) was an American politician from New York.


He was born on August 11, 1884, in Brookfield, New York. He moved to Cassville in 1891. He was a salesman with Standard Oil from 1907 to 1910.

Williams was a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida Co., 2nd D.) in 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939–40, 1941–42 and 1943.

He was Sheriff of Oneida County, New York from 1944 to 1951. He was elected as a Republican to the 82nd, 83rd, 84th and 85th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1951, to January 3, 1959. He was chairman of the Oneida County Republican Committee from 1959 to 1961.

He died on May 9, 1972, in Cassville, New York; and was buried at the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery in Clayville.


  • United States Congress. "William R. Williams (id: W000549)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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