Jared W. Williams

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Jared Warner Williams
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
November 29, 1853 – August 4, 1854
Preceded byCharles G. Atherton
Succeeded byJohn P. Hale
21st Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 3, 1847 – June 7, 1849
Preceded byAnthony Colby
Succeeded bySamuel Dinsmoor, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 3)
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byFranklin Pierce
Succeeded byJohn Randall Reding
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1796-12-22)December 22, 1796
West Woodstock, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 29, 1864(1864-09-29) (aged 67)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

Jared Warner Williams (December 22, 1796 – September 29, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician from Lancaster, New Hampshire, who served as a U.S. Representative, Governor of New Hampshire, and a United States Senator.


Jared W. Williams was born in West Woodstock, Connecticut on December 22, 1796. He graduated from Brown University in 1818, studied at the Litchfield Law School, and became an attorney in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

A Democrat, Williams served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1830 to 1831, the New Hampshire State Senate from 1832 to 1834, and the New Hampshire House again from 1835 to 1836.

In 1836 he won election to the U.S. House, and he served two terms, March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841. In 1847 he was elected Governor, and he served two one-year terms, June 3, 1847 to June 7, 1849.

After leaving the governorship, Williams was appointed Coos County Judge of Probate, and he served until 1852. In 1853 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate, temporarily filling the vacancy caused by Charles G. Atherton's death, and he served from November 29, 1853 to August 4, 1854.

Williams died in Lancaster, New Hampshire on September 29, 1864, and is buried in Lancaster's Summer Street Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Jared W. Williams (id: W000511)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benning M. Bean
Robert Burns
Samuel Cushman
Franklin Pierce
Joseph Weeks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
Served alongside: Charles G. Atherton, Samuel Cushman, James Farrington, Joseph Weeks, Edmund Burke, Ira A. Eastman and Tristram Shaw
Succeeded by
Charles G. Atherton
Edmund Burke
Ira A. Eastman
John R. Reding
Tristram Shaw
Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Colby
Governor of New Hampshire
1847 – 1849
Succeeded by
Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Charles G. Atherton
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire
November 29, 1853 – August 4, 1854
Served alongside: Moses Norris, Jr.
Succeeded by
John P. Hale