WILLIAMS, Jared Warner (1796-1864)

WILLIAMS, JARED WARNER, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in West Woodstock, Conn., December 22, 1796; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1818; studied law in the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H.; member, State house of representatives 1830-1831; member, State senate 1832-1834; member, State house of representatives 1835-1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); Governor of New Hampshire 1847-1849; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles G. Atherton and served from November 29, 1853, to August 4, 1854; died in Lancaster, N.H., September 29, 1864; interment in Summer Street Cemetery.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: Correspondence in Weeks family papers, 1669-1908. 1,143 items and 7 volumes. Available on microfilm.