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WILLIAMS, Jeremiah Norman

1829–1915

Biography

WILLIAMS, Jeremiah Norman, a Representative from Alabama; born near Louisville, Barbour County, Ala., May 29, 1829; attended the preparatory schools of Barbour County and was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1852; studied law in Montgomery and Tuskegee; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala.; volunteered for service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was made captain of the Clayton Guards, later becoming major of the First Regiment, Alabama Infantry; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1872, but was not allowed to take his seat; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-fifth Congress); chancellor of the third division 1893-1899; resumed the practice of law in Clayton, Ala.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1901; died in Clayton, Ala., May 8, 1915; interment in the City Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

South Carolina Historical Society

Charleston, SC
Papers: 1876, 1 item. A letter from Jeremiah Norman Williams to Major Ben Perley Poore written on December 13, 1876. In the letter, Jeremiah Williams writes concerning reports for the 1876 [Congressional] Directory which contain incorrect information about Jeremiah Williams's military service (C.S.A.) and the counties and districts of the state of Alabama.
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