John M. S. Williams
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Williams moved to Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the public schools. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and was also a shipowner. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1856. He served in the State senate in 1858.
Williams was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 19, 1886. He was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
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