Robert Williams (American politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Robert Williams, see Robert Williams (disambiguation).
Robert Overton Williams
Congressman Robert Williams
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
Ninth Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina


In office
Preceded by Benjamin Smith
Succeeded by John Louis Taylor
Personal details
Born July 12, 1773
Caswell County, North Carolina
Died May 27, 1821(1821-05-27) (aged 47)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Resting place First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
Political party Democratic-Republican

Robert Williams (12 July 1773 - 27 May 1821)[2] was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1797 and 1803.

Born in Caswell County, North Carolina, he received a liberal education, studied law, and was admitted to the bar.

In 1796, Williams was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 5th United States Congress and re-elected to the 6th and 7th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1803.

Williams later served as adjutant general of North Carolina. Finding himself in ill health during the legislative session of 1820, he travelled to visit his brother, Col. John Williams, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he died.

Williams' brother Lewis Williams was also a congressman from North Carolina. His brother John Williams was a U.S. Senator from Tennessee.


  1. ^ "Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of North Carolina, the first 100 years". Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  2. ^ Williams, Lewis James, III; Joseph Lanier Williams; Rebecca Turner Williams; Lewis Lanier Williams (1997). Williams: 300 years of leadership in America : a history of the descendants of John Williams of Llangolen, Wales. Panther Creek Publishing. ISBN 0-9658376-0-2. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Holland
U.S. Representative (District 3) from North Carolina
Succeeded by
William Kennedy

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.