Joseph Lanier Williams
|Joseph Lanier Williams|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Luke Lea|
|Succeeded by||Julius W. Blackwell|
|Born||October 23, 1810
|Died||December 31, 1865
|Spouse(s)||Malinda R. Williams|
|Alma mater||University of East Tennessee|
Williams was born near Knoxville, Tennessee on October 23, 1810. After completing preparatory studies, he attended the University of East Tennessee, and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. He married Malinda R. Williams and they had four children.
Williams was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seven Congresses. He served from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1843. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1842. He engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C.
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