WILLIAMS, Clyde (1873-1954)

WILLIAMS, CLYDE, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Grubville, Jefferson County, Mo., October 13, 1873; attended the county schools, De Soto High School, and the State normal school at Cape Girardeau; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in De Soto, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County 1902-1908; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; engaged in legal work for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C., 1943-1945; served as president of the Jefferson Trust Co. in Hillsboro and president of the Bank of Hillsboro; died in St. Louis, Mo., November 12, 1954; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Mo.

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collection
Columbia, MO
Papers: 1904-1941, 11 folders.
The papers of Clyde Williams include his commission as prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County, 1904; petitions endorsing Williams's application as a commissioner of the Missouri Supreme Court, 1922; constituent correspondence, mostly requesting government publications and copies of Williams's speeches and undated jokes and stories possibly used in speeches.