Morgan B. Williams

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Morgan B. Williams (September 17, 1831 – October 13, 1903) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Morgan B. Williams was born in Rhandir-Mwyn (Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire, Wales) and attended the public schools. He went to Australia in 1856 and returned to Wales in August 1861.

He immigrated to the United States in March 1862 and settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he worked in the coal mines. He moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in September 1865. He was appointed superintendent for the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co., and held that position for fourteen years. He was a member of the school board and of the city council for twelve years. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1884, and was a member of the Chicago World’s Fair Commission.

Williams was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898. He remained engaged in coal mining, and was vice president and general manager of the Red Ash Coal Co. He died in Wilkes-Barre in 1903, aged 72, and was interred in Hollenback Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Leisenring
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

1897-1899
Succeeded by
Stanley W. Davenport