William R. Williams

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William R. Williams, Congressman from New York

William Robert Williams (August 11, 1884 – May 9, 1972) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was born on August 11, 1884, in Brookfield, New York. He moved to Cassville in 1891. He was a salesman with Standard Oil from 1907 to 1910.

Williams was a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida Co., 2nd D.) in 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939–40, 1941–42 and 1943.

He was Sheriff of Oneida County, New York from 1944 to 1951. He was elected as a Republican to the 82nd, 83rd, 84th and 85th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1951, to January 3, 1959. He was chairman of the Oneida County Republican Committee from 1959 to 1961.

He died on May 9, 1972, in Cassville, New York; and was buried at the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery in Clayville.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Russell G. Dunmore
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 2nd District

1936–1943
Succeeded by
Harry G. Converse
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Davies
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 35th congressional district

1951–1953
Succeeded by
R. Walter Riehlman
Preceded by
Clarence E. Kilburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

1953–1959
Succeeded by
Alexander Pirnie