Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Williams, John

Williams, John (brother of Lewis Williams and Robert Williams, father of Joseph Lanier Williams, and cousin of Marmaduke Williams), a Senator from Tennessee; born in Surry County, N.C., January 29, 1778; completed preparatory studies; captain in the Sixth Regiment, United States Infantry, from April 1799 to June 1800; studied law in Salisbury, N.C.; was admitted to the bar of Knox County, Tenn., in 1803 and commenced practice in Knoxville, Tenn.; captain of regular troops in the War of 1812, and was colonel of a regiment of East Tennessee Mounted Volunteers in the expedition against the Seminoles in Florida in 1812 and 1813; colonel of the Thirty-ninth Regiment, United States Infantry, June 18, 1813, and subsequently served under General Jackson in the expedition against the Creek Indians in Alabama; participated in the decisive Battle of Horse-Shoe Bend March 27, 1813; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell; was subsequently appointed to fill the vacancy in the regular term caused by a recess of the legislature; was then elected and served from October 10, 1815, to March 3, 1823; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; appointed by President John Quincy Adams as Chargé d’Affaires to the Central American Federation and served from December 29, 1825, to December 1, 1826; member of the State senate in 1827 and 1828; declined appointment as justice of the State supreme court; died near Knoxville, Tenn., August 10, 1837; interment in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Williams, John," 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.2019 Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZUW9PBKH5N5ZC.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Williams, John." 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.2019, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZUW9PBKH5N5ZC.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Williams, John' 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.2019. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZUW9PBKH5N5ZC.