William Elza Williams Edit Profile
Educated freshman and sophomore years, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois. Read law in law office.
Admitted to Illinois bar, 1880. State’s attorney, Pike County, Illinois, 2 terms, 1884-1892. Represented Chicago City Railway Company as trial attorney, 1903-1905, inclusive.
Member 56th Congress (1899-1901). Defeated for renomination, 1900, in deadlock convention, on 2,453d ballot, by combination of all opposing candidates. Member 63d and 64th Congresses (1913-1917), Illinois at large.
Member of law firm of Williams & Williams (brothers).
Married Margaret GaUaber, August 24, 1880.