John Williams (Rochester, New York)

John Williams, New York Congressman.

John Williams (January 7, 1807 in Utica, Oneida County, New York – March 26, 1875) was an American merchant and politician from New York.


Williams was a miller.

He was Mayor of Rochester, New York, in 1853. He was elected as a Democrat to the 34th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1857.

John Williams was a major general and served in the military both during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. He was known to have corresponded with Susan B. Anthony.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hamlin Stillwell
Mayor of Rochester, NY
Succeeded by
Maltby Strong
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Davis Carpenter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

1855 - 1857
Succeeded by
Samuel George Andrews