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Biography[edit | edit source]
Civil War service[edit | edit source]
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.
Postbellum[edit | edit source]
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 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jeremiah Norman Williams at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-04-20