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Lewis Williams
Birth: Feb. 1, 1786
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1842
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. He represented his native North Carolina's 13th District for 14 consecutive terms in the US House of Representatives, serving from 1815 until his death. Lewis was born in Surry County and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1808. His first elected office was as a member of the State House of Commons (1813 and 1814). As a career Congressman he owed his longevity to moderate views and an unerring sense of political trends, switching party affiliations when necessary. During his 27 years in the US House Lewis was an early Republican, a Crawford Republican, an Adams candidate, an Anti-Jacksonian, and finally a Whig. For six of his terms he was Chairman of the Committee on Claims and during the Twenty-Third Congress he chaired the Committee on Territories. He died after a brief illness in Washington DC, where a cenotaph stands in his memory at Congressional Cemetery. His brothers were US Congressman and Mississippi Territorial Governor Robert Williams and US Senator John Williams. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Williams (1748 - 1827)
  Rebekah Lanier Williams (1757 - 1832)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Overton Williams (1773 - 1821)*
  John Williams (1778 - 1837)*
  Nathaniel Williams (1780 - 1780)*
  William Williams (1783 - 1818)*
  Thomas Lanier Williams (1786 - 1856)*
  Lewis Williams (1786 - 1842)
  Rebecca Lanier Williams Wimbish (1788 - 1851)*
  Sterling Williams (1791 - 1792)*
  Alexander Williams (1793 - 1852)*
  Frances Lanier Williams Erwin (1796 - 1872)*
  Nicholas Lanier Williams (1800 - 1886)*
 
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Burial:
Panther Creek Cemetery
Lewisville
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2005
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