William Helms

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William Helms (died 1813) was a United States Representative from New Jersey. Born in Sussex County, he served during the Revolutionary War as second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain, and was brevetted major on September 30, 1783. Following the War, he became a founding member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey.[1]

Helms was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1791 and 1792 and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1811. He moved to Hamilton County, Ohio and died in 1813.


  • United States Congress. "William Helms (id: H000464)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-12-29
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan Dayton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1811
Succeeded by
Lewis Condict