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Jeremiah Norman Williams

Jeremiah Norman Williams (May 29, 1829 – May 8, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.


Williams was born May 29, 1829 near Louisville, Alabama and attended the preparatory schools of Barbour County and was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1852.

He studied law in Montgomery and Tuskegee and was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Clayton, Alabama.

Civil War service[]

When the American Civil War broke out he volunteered for service in the Confederate States Army and was made captain of the Clayton Guards, later becoming major of the First Regiment, Alabama Infantry.


After the war williams was elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1872, but was not allowed to take his seat.

He was later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879).

He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-fifth Congress) and then Chancellor of the third division from 1893-1899.

After leaving office he resumed his law practice in Clayton, Alabama but in 1901 he served as member of the State constitutional convention.

He died in Clayton, Alabama, May 8, 1915 and was interred in the City Cemetery.


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