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Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams (August 28, 1806 – June 16, 1872) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Williams was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1825. In 1828, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and began practicing in Greensburg. In 1832, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued in private practice and edited the Advocate, a Whig newspaper.[1]

Williams served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1838 to 1841, then returned to private practice. During the American Civil War, Williams returned to public office, this time becoming a United States representative, a position he held from March 4, 1863 – March 4, 1869. In his last term as representative, he was one of the managers (roughly equivalent to a prosecutor) in the impeachment of United States President Andrew Johnson.

Williams lived in retirement until his death in Allegheny, Pennsylvania; his body is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.


  1. "Thomas Williams (1806-1872)". Dickinson College Archives. 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress document "WILLIAMS, Thomas".

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Wallace
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Darwin Phelps

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