Joseph W. Chalmers
|Joseph Williams Chalmers|
|United States Senator
November 3, 1845 – March 4, 1847
|Preceded by||Robert J. Walker|
|Succeeded by||Henry S. Foote|
December 20, 1806|
Halifax County, Virginia
|Died||June 16, 1853
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Joseph Williams Chalmers (December 20, 1806 – June 16, 1853) was a United States Senator from Mississippi. Born in Halifax County, Virginia, he studied law in the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and in Richmond. He was admitted to the bar and practiced.
Chalmers was appointed as vice chancellor of the northern Mississippi district in 1842 and 1843. He was appointed to and subsequently elected by the Mississippi legislature as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert J. Walker, serving from November 3, 1845, to March 4, 1847. While in the Senate, Williams was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (29th United States Congress).
Williams engaged in the practice of law in Holly Springs until his death in 1853; interment was in Hill Crest Cemetery.
|United States Senate|
Robert J. Walker
|United States Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Jesse Speight
Henry S. Foote
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