George H. Williams

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"(March 26, 1823 -- April 4, 1910) George Henry Williams was a lawyer, judge, public servant, mayor, and American politician. William was born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York and moved to Iowa and then Oregon. Williams studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was judge of the first judicial district of Iowa (1847 - 1852), Chief Justice of the Territory of Oregon (1853 - 1857); was reappointed and declined; Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of President Grant (1872-1875) and was nominated by Grant as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but his name was withdrawn. He served as a presidential elector on the democratic ticked in 1852, member of the State constitutional convention of Oregon in 1858, and was mayor of Portland (1902 - 1905). Williams was elected to the United States Senate (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at]"

Member of Oregon Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Oregon Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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