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congressman , lawyer , politician

Charles Grandison Williams was the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 1st district. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate 1869-1872. Twice chosen president pro tempore of that body. Also served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs during the Forty-seventh Congress.

Background

Williams, Charles Grandison was born on October 18, 1829 in Royalton, New York, United States.

Education

Studied law, Rochester, New York Moved to Wis.

Career

After graduation Charles G. Williams was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Janesville. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate 1869-1872 and was twice chosen president pro tempore of that body.

Williams was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883). He represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs during the Forty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

Membership

Member Wis; member United States Ho.

Connections

Wife (1832 - 1856):
Harriet Gregg Williams

Wife (1836 - 1910):
Mary Anna Noggle Williams

daugter:
Kate Anna Williams

son:
Ward David Williams