|United States Senator
February 22, 1837 – February 15, 1843
|Preceded by||Judah Dana|
|Succeeded by||John Fairfield|
|Born||June 2, 1783
|Died||July 25, 1862
|Resting place||Augusta, Maine|
He was a member of the Maine Legislature from 1812 to 1829 and again in 1832 and 1848. He was commissioner of public buildings in 1831. He served as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1836.
While in the Senate he served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Naval Affairs.
His son, Joseph H. Williams, also a politician, was elected Governor of Maine. A daughter, Jane E. Williams, married Unitarian minister and author Sylvester Judd on August 31, 1841; they had three children.
- Poor, John A. Memoir of Hon. Reuel Williams, Prepared for the Maine Historical Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Priv. print. H.O. Houghton and Company, 1864. googlebooks Retrieved May 3, 2008
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maine
Served alongside: John Ruggles, George Evans
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