William Williams (September 6, 1815 – September 10, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Born in Bolton, Connecticut, Williams received a common-school education. He served as clerk in a bank in Windham, Connecticut. He moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1838, and to Buffalo, New York, in 1839, where he engaged in banking. He also served as a railroad manager and president. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1866 (Erie Co., 1st D.), and 1867 (Erie Co., 2nd D.).
Williams was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. He withdrew from public life and active business pursuits, and lived in retirement until his death in Buffalo, New York. He was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "William Williams (id: W000544)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Williams at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
David S. Bennett
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 30th congressional district
George G. Hoskins
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