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James Robert Williams

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James Robert Williams, American congressman.

Background

Williams, James Robert was born on December 27, 1850 in White County, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas and Susan (Ralls) Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1875. Bachelor of Laws, Union College of Law, Chicago, 1876.

Career

Master in chancery, White County, 1880-1882. County judge, 1883-1887. Elected 51st Congress, 1889, for unexpired term (1889-1891), of R. W. Townshend, deceased.

Reëlected 52d, 53d Congresses (1891-1895), and 56th to 58th Congresses (1899-1905). Chairman Illinois delegation Democratic National Convention, 1900. Democratic nominee for United States senator from Illinois, 1903.

Received votes of delegates from several states for nomination for vice president of the United States in Democratic National Convention, 1904.

Connections

Married Minnie Shannon, November 26, 1884.

father:
Thomas Williams

mother:
Susan (Ralls) Williams

spouse:
Minnie Shannon