Andrew WILLIAMS, Congress, NY (1828-1907)


WILLIAMS, Andrew, a Representative from New York; born in Ormstown, Province of Quebec, Canada, August 27, 1828; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; immigrated to the United States in 1852 and settled in Plattsburg, N.Y.; engaged in the manufacture of nails 1863-1865, and subsequently in the mining of iron ore, in the lumber trade, and in the manufacture of horseshoe nails and wagons; one of the organizers of the Iron National Bank at Plattsburg in 1881 and served as its president until 1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; member of the board of supervisors of Dannemora for two years and for a number of years represented Plattsburg in a like capacity; superintendent of the Plattsburg waterworks 1889-1902; elected county treasurer in 1890; reelected in 1893, 1896, 1899, 1902, and 1905; member of the board of education; died in Plattsburg, N.Y., October 6, 1907; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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