|Thomas Scott Williams|
|Born||26 June 1777 |
|Died||15 December 1861 |
|Occupation|| Politician, lawyer, judge |
Thomas Scott Williams (June 26, 1777 – December 15, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".
He was a descendant of immigrant Robert Williams of Roxbury, a cordwainer of Great Yarmouth and Norwich, England, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts with his wife and several children about 1635.
Born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, Williams completed preparatory studies. He was graduated from Yale College in 1794. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1799 and commenced practice in Mansfield, Connecticut. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1803. He was appointed attorney of the board of managers of the school fund of Hartford 1809–1810. He served in the State house of representatives in 1813, 1815, and 1816. He served as clerk of the house in 1815 and 1816.
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Williams was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1819, 1825, and 1827–1829. He was appointed in 1829 an associate judge of the supreme court of errors and of the superior court, and in May 1834 appointed chief justice, holding the position until his resignation in May 1847. He served as mayor of Hartford 1831–1835. He served as Vice President of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1843.He resigned from public office. He served as president of the American Tract Society of New York from May 1848 until his death. He died in Hartford, Connecticut, December 15, 1861. Williams married in 1812 Delia Ellsworth, daughter of Founding Father Oliver Ellsworth of Windsor, Connecticut. Williams was interred in Old North Cemetery near his brother-in-law William W. Ellsworth.
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from Connecticut's at-large congressional district