William Williams (IN)

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"(May 11, 1821 -- April 22, 1896) William Williams was a(n) lawyer, treasurer, managed a bank, director of a railroad, director of a prison, soldier, Charge d'Affaires, and American politician. He was born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and moved to Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Williams studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He was treasurer of Kosciusko County (1852), unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor (1853), director of Michigan City prison (1859-1862), and was appointed as Charge d'Affaires by president Arthur to Paraguay and Uruguay (April 12, 1882 - February 14, 1885). He served in the Union Army as commandant of Camp Allen in Fort Wayne, Indiana (1862) and was paymaster of Volunteers until the close of the war. William was elected as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875) and was not reelected in 1874. During his time on Congress he served as chairman on the Committee on expenditures in the Department of War (40th - 43rd Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000545]"

Member of Indiana Delgation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875, Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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