WILLIAMS, Henry (1805-1887)

WILLIAMS, HENRY, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., November 30, 1805; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Taunton, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1834; served in the State senate in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; was elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); resumed the practice of law; died in Taunton, Mass., on May 8, 1887; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.