Morgan B. Williams
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.
- Morgan B. Williams at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
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