Charles G. Williams

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Charles G. Williams
Woodcut of CG Williams ca 1870.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byAlexander Mitchell
Succeeded byJohn Winans
Personal details
BornOctober 18, 1829
Royalton, New York
DiedMarch 30, 1892(1892-03-30) (aged 62)
Watertown, South Dakota
Political partyRepublican
Charles G Williams ca 1885

Charles Grandison Williams (October 18, 1829 – March 30, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Royalton, New York, Williams pursued an academic course and studied law in Rochester, New York. He moved to Wisconsin in 1856 and settled in Janesville. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Janesville, where he would form a law partnership with David Noggle and Henry A. Patterson. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate 1869-1872. Twice chosen president pro tempore of that body.

Williams was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1883). He represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs during the Forty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Watertown, South Dakota, March 30, 1892. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Wisconsin.

He married Mary M. Noggle, daughter of a Janesville judge and one of the founding fathers of Janesville. They had a daughter, Kate Anna Williams (born 1861) and a son, Ward David Williams (born September 4, 1864 and died March 28, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland).


  • United States Congress. "Charles G. Williams (id: W000492)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Obituary from the Janesville Gazette, Janesville WI, 1892.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
John Winans