Abram Pease WILLIAMS, Congress, CA (1832-1911)

Senate Years of Service:

WILLIAMS, Abram Pease, a Senator from California; born in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine, February 3, 1832; attended the common schools and completed an academic course at North Anson (Maine) Academy 1846-1848; attended normal school at Farmington, Maine, 1848-1853; taught school at North Anson; moved to Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, in 1853 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to California in 1858 and engaged in mining in Tuolumne County; resumed mercantile pursuits in 1859; moved to San Francisco in 1861 and became an importer, stock raiser, and farmer; one of the founders of the San Francisco Board of Trade, serving as its first president; member of the San Francisco chamber of commerce; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John F. Miller and served from August 4, 1886, to March 3, 1887; was not a candidate for renomination in 1887; resumed the wholesale mercantile business in San Francisco, Calif., where he died October 17, 1911; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, Maine.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present