Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Williams, Joseph Lanier

Williams, Joseph Lanier (son of John Williams, of Tennessee), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 23, 1810; completed preparatory studies; attended the University of East Tennessee and the United States Military Academy at West Point; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Knoxville, Tenn.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1842; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; appointed judge of the United States District Court of Dakota Territory by President Lincoln; died in Knoxville, Tenn., December 14, 1865; interment in Old Gray Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Williams, Joseph Lanier," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2020 Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4VG49KFSQ5MJ714.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Williams, Joseph Lanier." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2020, Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4VG49KFSQ5MJ714.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Williams, Joseph Lanier' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2020. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4VG49KFSQ5MJ714.