George F. Williams

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George Fred Williams
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by John W. Candler
Succeeded by Joseph H. O'Neil
Personal details
Born July 10, 1852
Dedham, Massachusetts
Died July 11, 1932 (aged 80)
near Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Dartmouth College

George Fred Williams (July 10, 1852 – July 11, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, Williams attended private schools, and was graduated from the Dedham High School in 1868 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1872. He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin. He taught school in West Brewster, Massachusetts, in 1872 and 1873. He became a reporter for the Boston Globe. He served as member of the Dedham school committee. He studied law at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced in Boston. Edited Williams' Citations of Massachusetts Cases in 1878 and volumes 10 to 17 of the Annual Digest of the United States 1880 to 1887. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1890.

Williams was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor in 1895, 1896, and 1897. He resumed the practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts. He served as delegate to several State conventions. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1904 and 1908 and was Minister to Greece and Montenegro from 1913 to 1914. He resigned this position after a visit to Albania so he could speak out freely against the government there.[1] He resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1930. He died in Brookline, near Boston, Massachusetts, July 11, 1932. He was interred in the Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ "Williams vs William". The Independent. Jul 6, 1914. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Candler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Joseph H. O'Neil
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jacob Gould Schurman
United States Minister to Greece
Succeeded by
Garrett Droppers

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