Thomas Scott Williams

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Thomas Scott Williams
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Born26 June 1777  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Wethersfield   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died15 December 1861  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 84)
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Occupation Politician, lawyer, judge   Oojs ui icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Thomas Scott Williams (June 26, 1777 – December 15, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

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 state of the United States of America

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.

Wethersfield, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Wethersfield is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located immediately south of Hartford along the Connecticut River. Its population was 26,668 in the 2010 census.

Yale College undergraduate liberal arts college of Yale University

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Admission to the bar in the United States

Admission to the bar in the United States is the granting of permission by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in the jurisdiction and before those courts. Each U.S. state and similar jurisdiction has its own court system and sets its own rules for bar admission, which can lead to different admission standards among states. In most cases, a person is "admitted" or "called" to the bar of the highest court in the jurisdiction and is thereby authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction. In addition, Federal Courts of the United States, although often overlapping in admission standards with states, set their own requirements for practice in each of those courts.

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. [1] 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. [2] Williams was interred in Old North Cemetery near his brother-in-law William W. Ellsworth.

15th United States Congress

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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was among the first American Christian missionary organizations. It was created in 1810 by recent graduates of Williams College. In the 19th century it was the largest and most important of American missionary organizations and consisted of participants from Reformed traditions such as Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and German Reformed churches.

Hartford, Connecticut Capital of Connecticut

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References

  1. Missionary Herald, Volume 39. 47, Washington Street Boston: Press of Crocker and Brewster. 1843. p. 429. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, Children, Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, ctdar.org/OEH Archived 2008-09-16 at the Wayback Machine

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Tallmadge
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district

1817–1819
Succeeded by
Gideon Tomlinson