James Williams (Ohio Auditor)
|12th Ohio State Auditor|
January 8, 1872 – January 12, 1880
|Preceded by||James H. Godman|
|Succeeded by||John F. Oglevee|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Champaign County district
January 5, 1852 – January 1, 1854
|Preceded by||John T. Burnet
|Succeeded by||James M. Maitland|
May 21, 1822|
Prince George's County, Maryland
James Williams was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, and moved with his family to Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio in 1831. He was educated, studied medicine, and was admitted to practice in 1843. In 1849, he caught Gold Fever, and went to California.
When Williams returned to Champaign County in 1851, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the 50th General Assembly in 1852–1853.
In 1856, Williams went to the State Capitol in Columbus with Ohio State Auditor Francis M. Wright, and served for sixteen years as clerk, chief clerk and deputy in the office. He was elected as State Auditor in 1871 and re-elected in 1875, serving eight years.
- Smith 1898 : 289
- Ohio 1917 : 278
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- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
- Ohio General Assembly (1917). Manual of legislative practice in the General Assembly. State of Ohio.
James H. Godman
|Ohio State Auditor
John F. Oglevee
|Ohio House of Representatives|
John T. Burnet
|Representative from Champaign County
James M. Maitland