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Morgan B. Williams
Birth: Sep. 17, 1831
Carmarthenshire, Wales
Death: Oct. 13, 1903
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. Born in Wales, he attended public schools in his hometown of Rhandir-Mwyn, Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn Parish, and emigrated to Australia in 1856. In 1862 he moved to the United States, settling in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was Superintendent of the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company from 1865 to 1881, and served on the Wilkes-Barre school board and city council. In 1884 Williams was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate, and he was a Commissioner of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 1896 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican and served one term, 1897 to 1899. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1898, and then returned to the coal business as Vice President and General Manager of Wilkes-Barre's Red Ash Coal Company. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Jones Williams (1838 - 1875)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Franklin Williams (1872 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollenback Cemetery
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
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Morgan B. Williams
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Morgan B. Williams
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-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 18, 2013
Belated Happy Birthday, Great Uncle Morgan. In previous flowers I mistakenly referred to you as a g.g. Uncle and My great grandfather as gg grand father.Ironically that posting resulted in a response from a cousin in Colorado whose great grandmother and ...(Read more)
- William Williams
 Added: Sep. 24, 2011

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