Thomas Hill Williams

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Thomas Hill Williams
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United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
December 10, 1817 March 4, 1829
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded by Thomas B. Reed
Personal details
Born1780
Surry County, North Carolina
Died1840 (aged 5960)
Robertson County, Tennessee
Political party Democratic-Republican

Thomas Hill Williams (1780 1840 [lower-alpha 1] ) was a senator from Mississippi. Born in North Carolina, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was register of the land office for the Territory of Mississippi in 1805, secretary of the Territory in 1805, and Acting Governor in 1806. He was reappointed secretary in 1807, and was again Acting Governor in 1809. In 1810 he was collector of customs at New Orleans, and was a delegate to the state constitutional convention.

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Upon the admission of Mississippi as a State into the Union in 1817, Williams was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican (later Jacksonian) in 1823 and served from December 10, 1817, to March 3, 1829; while in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Sixteenth Congress). He moved to Tennessee, where he died, in Robertson County, in 1840.

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References

  1. Although his Congress Bio Guide gives his lifespan as 1780–1840, other sources have given it as January 14, 1773 – December 7, 1850 [1]
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
None
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
18171829
Served alongside: Walter Leake, David Holmes, Powhatan Ellis, Thomas B. Reed, Powhatan Ellis
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Reed