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Morgan B. Williams

  • Birth 17 Sep 1831 Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  • Death 13 Oct 1903 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 23519277

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 22 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23519277
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Morgan B. Williams (17 Sep 1831–13 Oct 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23519277, citing Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .