William Williams (New York politician)

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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.


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

Succeeded by
George G. Hoskins

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