Thomas H. Williams (California)

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Thomas H. Williams (May 18, 1828 – 1886) served as Attorney General of California, 1858-1862. He was the seventh person to hold that office.

Personal information[edit]

Williams was born in Monticello, Kentucky on May 18, 1828.[1]


Upon becoming Attorney General of California, Williams quickly became involved in corporate oversight especially because of the first acts to be passed by California legislatures. These initial acts placed regulations on corporations and businesses. Williams focused much of his efforts in helping the controller in tax litigation. However, Williams later regretted his strong interest in tax litigation due to the excessive increase in taxes imposed on his personal office.[1]


Thomas H. Williams died in San Francisco in 1886.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas H. WIlliams". State of California Department of Justice. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
William T. Wallace
Attorney General of California
Succeeded by
Frank M. Pixley